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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