Tag Archives: Leon Burnett

The Kathakali Man: Childhood in The God of Small Things

Dr Leon Burnett (Essex) The Kathakali Man: Childhood in The God of Small Things Myth Reading Group Wednesday 6 November 2019 1.15 – 2.45 pm Room NTC.3.06 Arundhati Roy’s novel, The God of Small Things, winner of the 1997 Booker … Continue reading

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The Childhood of the Hero in the Acritic Tradition

Dr Leon Burnett (Essex) The Childhood of the Hero in the Acritic Tradition Myth Reading Group Wednesday 16 October 2019 1.15 – 2.45 pm Room NTC.3.06 The new term begins with the new theme of Myth and Childhood. As is … Continue reading

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An Assyrian Lamassu in London

The Myth Reading Group returns. Wednesday 17 October 2018 5.00 – 6.30 pm Room NTC.2.05 Our founding director, Leon Burnett, opens the new year of myth-exploration. The topic for this term is Animals and Mythical Creatures. In the build up … Continue reading

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Conference: Myth and Dream / The Dreaming of Myth (Bologna, May 2019)

Call for Papers — Myth and Dream / The Dreaming of Myth – Sogno e mito / sognare il mito University of Bologna, May 2019 Deadline for proposals: 1 February 2019 This conference is organised by friend of the Centre … Continue reading

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Tenth Anniversary

2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the Centre for Myth Studies. On Friday 11 May, we shall celebrate the occasion with a day of talks, readings, and discussions which reflect the past and the future of the Centre. All are … Continue reading

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Report: Translating Myth book launch

The summer break gives us a chance to look back at some of the events that slipped by without comment over the past year. Chief among these is the book launch event held for Translating Myth in November. Co-editor Ben … Continue reading

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Translating Myth book launch

We are delighted to announce a Book Launch Symposium for Translating Myth to be hosted by the British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) on Wednesday 16 November, from 2 to 5 p.m. Arts … 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 21 January: Osiris: Egyptian God of the Afterlife

The Myth Reading Group returns this term with the theme of “Afterlives”. Our opening session, introduced by Dr. Leon Burnett, will be on Osiris. In his lifetime, according to myth, Osiris was responsible for introducing civilization and agriculture to Egypt … Continue reading

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