Tag Archives: metamorphosis

Thursday 19 March: The San-Bushmen of the Kalahari in Laurens van der Post’s “Heart of the Hunter”

This week Fliss Rich introduces a discussion of the myths of the San-Bushmen of the Kalahari, and of van der Post’s exploration of their tales and lifestyle in his travel book Heart of the Hunter (1961). Click the link to … Continue reading

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Thursday 12 March: Re-interpreting Narcissus: John Cheever’s “The Swimmer”

This week Petra McQueen introduces a discussion of the myth of Narcissus as re-interpreted in John Cheever’s short story “The Swimmer”. Click the link to see our poster: P-Narcissus Myth Reading Group Thursday 12 March 2015 1-2 p.m. Room 5B.332 … Continue reading

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Thursday 5 March: The Minotaur in Twentieth Century Art and Literature

This week Eirini Apanomeritaki introduces a discussion of the myth of the Minotaur and the labyrinth in twentieth-century art and literature. Click the link to see our poster: P-The Minotaur Myth Reading Group Thursday 5 March 2015 1-2 p.m. Room … Continue reading

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Thursday 19 February: The Spirit Mercurius

This week Prof. Roderick Main introduces a discussion of “The Spirit Mercurius”, a Jungian reading of the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale “The Spirit in the Bottle”. Click the link to see our poster: P-The Spirit Mercurius Myth Reading Group Thursday … Continue reading

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Thursday 12 February: Transforming Hawaii

This week Brittany Kuhn introduces a discussion of Hawaiian myth and legends in relation to the story of Queen Kapiolani and her defiance of the volcano goddess Pele. Click the link to see our poster: P-Pele Myth Reading Group Thursday … Continue reading

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Thursday 5 February: “‘The here and now’: storytelling and the “nothing landscape”

This week Dr Pietra Palazzolo introduces a discussion of the use of myth and metamorphosis in Graham Swift’s Waterland: “The here and now’: storytelling and the ‘nothing landscape’”. Click the link to see our poster: P-Waterland Myth Reading Group Thursday … 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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Thursday 22 January. Alice Oswald’s “Tithonus: 46 minutes in the life of the dawn”

Join us for a discussion of Oswald’s Tithonus. Click on the link to see our poster: P-Tithonus Myth Reading Group Thursday 22 January 2015 1-2 p.m. Room 5B.332 Please read the texts below, and listen to Oswald’s performance on Radio … Continue reading

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MRG: Call for topics

This term the Myth Reading Group will continue to explore the intersection of myth and metamorphosis, conceived in all its possible meanings and nuances across genres, disciplines, and periods. We hope the versatility of the theme will inspire further discussion … Continue reading

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Thursday 11 December: Rome’s Proserpinic Transformation

Join us for a discussion of the metamorphosis of the gods in A.C. Swinburne’s Hymn to Proserpine (After the Proclamation in Rome of the Christian Faith). Click the link to see our poster: P-Hymn to Proserpine Myth Reading Group Thursday … Continue reading

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