Tag Archives: Leon Burnett

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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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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Thursday 14 May: The Sense of the Sacred: “Our Lady of the Swallows” by Marguerite Yourcenar

This week Dr Leon Burnett introduces a discussion of the sense of the sacred in Marguerite Yourcenar’s story “Our Lady of the Swallows”, in relation to this term’s theme of “Myth and emotion”. Click the link to see our poster: … Continue reading

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Thursday 29 January. Eternal Bounty: Idun and her Apples

This week Dr Leon Burnett introduces a discussion of Norse myth and metamorphosis: “Eternal Bounty: Idun and her Apples”. Click the link to see our poster: P-Eternal Bounty Myth Reading Group Thursday 29 January 2015 1-2 p.m. Room 5B.332 Texts … Continue reading

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