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Guest Post: Re-mythologizing Myths and Fairy Tales in Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing

Re-mythologizing Myths and Fairy Tales in Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing Carla Scarano D’Antonio ‘This above all, to refuse to be a victim’ Surfacing A quest of personal and national identity is at the core of Margaret Atwood’s novel Surfacing, published in … Continue reading

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Call for Proposals: Afterlives

Centre for Myth Studies Myth Reading Group Call for Proposals: Afterlives The Myth Reading Group returns in the summer term with the theme of “Afterlives”. The topic can be understood both in relation to myths of the underworld and of … Continue reading

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Thursday 10 March: Narrating Persephone’s ‘Afterlife’

In this session, Brittany Kuhn introduces a discussion of the reception of the figure of Persephone in contemporary poetry. The myth of Demeter and Persephone has been widely studied and ‘translated’ across cultures and periods. Yet, we learn very little … Continue reading

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Thursday 11 February: Demeter and Persephone: A Jungian Interpretation

This week Joyce Tye will introduce a discussion of the myth of Demeter and Persephone, offering a Jungian interpretation. The underworld holds the deepest secrets and is a prime concern of the soul. For Carl G. Jung, myths provided not … 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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Afterlives: Call for Proposals

The Myth Reading Group returns this term with the theme of “Afterlives”, understood both in relation to myths of the underworld and of crossings between realms, and as the afterlives of myths and texts from ancient times to the present. … 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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