Tag Archives: Leon Burnett

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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Thursday 3 December: Stranded on Naxos: The Ambivalence of Ariadne

This week Dr. Leon Burnett introduces a discussion of ‘The Ambivalence of Ariadne’. Ambivalence is central to all mythologies. In Greek myth, we need only think of Persephone, alternating annually between her standing as maiden and queen of the dead, … Continue reading

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Thursday 15 October: The Uses of Myth: ‘The Witch à la Mode’

The Myth Reading Group returns with a series of open sessions this term. In this opening session, Dr. Leon Burnett will introduce a discussion of the uses of myth in D. H. Lawrence’s short story, ‘The Witch à la Mode’. … Continue reading

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