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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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Conferences in Rome and Paros

Two forthcoming conferences with an element of myth have been brought to our attention: Symposium on the Greeks (28-30 June 2019 on the Cycladic island of Paros; deadline for proposals 31 October 2018) Keats and Mythology (22-23 February 2019 at … Continue reading

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Report of the Centre for Myth Studies Open Seminar: 17 March 2016

Dr Leon Burnett ‘Reading the strands of Ariadne’s story’ Centre for Myth Studies Open Seminar, 17 March 2016   by Dr Ben Pestell The latest in the Centre for Myth Studies seminar series provided an occasion to consider the unique … Continue reading

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Thursday 17 March: Reading the Strands of Ariadne’s Story

The Centre for Myth Studies is pleased to invite you to our Spring term Open Seminar given by our former Director, Dr Leon Burnett. Open Seminar Centre for Myth Studies University of Essex Thursday 17 March (5:00pm, in Room 5N.3.9) … Continue reading

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Thursday 10 March: Narrating Persephone’s ‘Afterlife’

In this session, Brittany Kuhn introduces a discussion of the reception of the figure of Persephone in contemporary poetry. The myth of Demeter and Persephone has been widely studied and ‘translated’ across cultures and periods. Yet, we learn very little … Continue reading

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Thursday 11 February: Demeter and Persephone: A Jungian Interpretation

This week Joyce Tye will introduce a discussion of the myth of Demeter and Persephone, offering a Jungian interpretation. The underworld holds the deepest secrets and is a prime concern of the soul. For Carl G. Jung, myths provided not … Continue reading

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Thursday 10 December: Philomachy: Euripides’ The Trojan Women

By unhappy coincidence with recent political discussion, the chosen topic for this week’s session, introduced by Dr. Ben Pestell, is philomachoi – lovers of war – in Greek mythology. Euripides’ The Trojan Women contains several examples of the sort of … Continue reading

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