The Old and the New (2018)

The Old and the New

Centre for Myth Studies Tenth Anniversary Celebration

Friday, 11 May 2018

University of Essex (Colchester Campus). Room 4.722.

11 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

The Centre for Myth Studies at the University of Essex invites you to a celebration on 11 May 2018 to mark the tenth anniversary of its foundation.

The day will engage with a programme that encapsulates the types of events organised by the Centre in the first decade of its existence: keynote lecture, performance, conversation and critical reading. The celebration will conclude with a convivial meal in the evening.

Throughout the ages, myth has demonstrated a force for regeneration. The theme of the old and the new acknowledges this central quality of myth, its capacity for reunion and renewal, bringing people together in a revitalised community.

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Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875), Orpheus Leading Eurydice from the Underworld (1861). Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Public Domain)


Room 4.722, University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ

Room 4.722 is in the Psychology building on Square 1 — near “Entrance 3” (the western end closest to the railway line). Click here for link to campus map.

Map showing University of Essex, Colchester Campus, Room 4.722

All are welcome to attend the day’s activities free of charge, but are requested to register in advance.

Please note that participants will be able to obtain their own lunch from one of the many catering outlets on campus.

The evening meal, at the Wivenhoe House Brasserie, is not included in the free registration. If you wish to attend the dinner please inform us by Monday, 7 May (email:


Coffee, tea and biscuits from 10.30

11.00     Roderick Main (Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies), Introduction and Welcome

11.30     Saul Andreetti (Bologna), reading from ‘The Man of the Wood’

12.00     Leon Burnett (Centre for Myth Studies) in conversation with Saul Andreetti

12.30     Lunch break

14.00     José Manuel Losada (Complutense University of Madrid), Functions of Myth

15.30     Tea break

16.00     Pietra Palazzolo (Centre for Myth Studies, Open University), Re-imaginings of myth in contemporary literature

19.00     Celebratory dinner at the Brasserie, Wivenhoe House


Download and share our posters for the event! In PDF format for printing, or JPG for online use (click on thumbnails for JPGs).

Portrait (PDF)

The Old and the New

Landscape (PDF)

The Old and the New: Centre for Myth Studies tenth anniversary celebration. Friday 11 May 2018.

Programme (PDF)