Tag Archives: Leon Burnett

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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Poe and Beyond

Leon Burnett has supplied the following as a follow-up to last week’s meeting: In 1912, Osip Mandelstam wrote a poem about the reading of one of Poe’s poems. The translation is by Robert Tracy in Osip Mandelstam’s Stone (Princeton University … Continue reading

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Green Man

The Myth Reading Group returns in January, with a term of poets’ myths. In the meantime, with reference to our wide-ranging discussion of the death of Pan, and the ascent of Christ, Leon Burnett has provided his photo of the … Continue reading

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