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Roundtable Discussion: Myth and Childhood

Roundtable Discussion: Myth and Childhood Myth Reading Group Wednesday 13 November 2019 1.15 – 2.45 pm Room NTC.3.06 In this session we invite our members to consider the idea of the “changeling,” and other instances of child abduction by fairies … Continue reading

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Pegasus in Pindar, Kavanagh, and Jung

Professor Roderick Main (Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex) Pegasus in Pindar, Kavanagh, and Jung Myth Reading Group Thursday 7 February 2019 12.00 – 1.30 pm Room 5B.124 In this session we shall canter and swoop around … Continue reading

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Windigos, Wingigog and Windikouk

Myth Reading Group Wednesday 31 October 2018 5.00 – 6.00 pm Room NTC.2.05 This week Léna Remy-Kovach (University of Freiburg) will join us by Skype to lead a session on Windigos, Wingigog and Windikouk.   Léna Remy-Kovach, Windigos, Wingigog and … Continue reading

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An Assyrian Lamassu in London

The Myth Reading Group returns. Wednesday 17 October 2018 5.00 – 6.30 pm Room NTC.2.05 Our founding director, Leon Burnett, opens the new year of myth-exploration. The topic for this term is Animals and Mythical Creatures. In the build up … 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 7 May: Old Myths for New Bards

This week Jeremy Solnick introduces a discussion of Kate Tempest’s poem Brand New Ancients (2013), in relation to this term’s theme of “Myth and emotion”. Click the link to see our poster: P-Tempest Myth Reading Group  Thursday 07 May 2015 … 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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Thursday 20 November: Arcady, the haunt of Pan

Join us for a discussion of Arcady and the haunt of Pan. Click on the link to see our poster: P-Pan Myth Reading Group Thursday 20 November 2014 1-2 p.m. Room 5B.332 Texts: Pan: Ovid, Keats, Yeats    

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Thursday 30 October: Metamorphosis in Jo Shapcott’s Of Mutability (2010)

The theme for the autumn term is “Metamorphosis”, conceived in all its possible meanings and nuances across genres, disciplines, and periods. Our first meeting will be on Thursday 30 October 2014. Click on the link to see our poster: Of … Continue reading

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Wallace Stevens

As a bridge between the spring and summer terms we have two poems by Wallace Stevens. These poems were suggested by Pietra Palazzolo during our discussion of Fernando Pessoa.   Notes Towards a Supreme Fiction It Must Be Abstract I … Continue reading

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