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Infernal Roundtable

Roundtable Session Animals and Mythical Creatures of the Underworld Myth Reading Group Thursday 21 March 2019 12.00 – 1.30 pm Room 5B.124 For our last session of the term we will hold a roundtable discussion on Underworld Animals and Creatures. … Continue reading

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Animals and Mythical Creatures – Roundtable

Roundtable Session Animals and Mythical Creatures Myth Reading Group Thursday 7 March 2019 12.00 – 1.30 pm Room 5B.124 We are very pleased to announce that our next session will be a roundtable discussion. As a way of starting our … Continue reading

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Guest Post: ‘Avianthropy’ and the Sung Ballad in The Earl Of Mar’s Daughter

‘Avianthropy’ and the Sung Ballad in The Earl Of Mar’s Daughter Adrian May I first read the story of The Earl of Mar’s Daughter’ in Joseph Jacobs’ English Fairy Tales (1890).  I was at once struck by its strangeness and … Continue reading

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The People of the Sea

Dr Hannah Boast (University of Birmingham)The People of the Sea: Selkies in Scottish and Irish Folk Tales Myth Reading GroupWednesday 20 February 20195.00 – 6.30 pmRoom NTC.2.05 The selkie has enjoyed a revival of interest in popular culture following the … Continue reading

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Pegasus in Pindar, Kavanagh, and Jung

Professor Roderick Main (Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex) Pegasus in Pindar, Kavanagh, and Jung Myth Reading Group Thursday 7 February 2019 12.00 – 1.30 pm Room 5B.124 In this session we shall canter and swoop around … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Re-mythologizing Myths and Fairy Tales in Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing

Re-mythologizing Myths and Fairy Tales in Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing Carla Scarano D’Antonio ‘This above all, to refuse to be a victim’ Surfacing A quest of personal and national identity is at the core of Margaret Atwood’s novel Surfacing, published in … Continue reading

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Re-mythologizing Myths and Fairy tales in Atwood’s Surfacing

Carla Scarano D’Antonio (University of Reading) Re-mythologizing Myths and Fairy tales: Surfacing (1972) by Margaret Atwood Myth Reading Group Wednesday 23 January 2019 5.00 – 6.30 pm Room NTC.2.05 This session on Surfacing (1972) will explore how Margaret Atwood uses … Continue reading

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