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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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Thursday 20 March: Fernando Pessoa

Myth Reading Group Thursday 20 March 2014 1 – 2 p.m. Room 5N.7.23 The poems: Pessoa (trans. R. Zenith, from A Little Larger than the Entire Universe, pp. 27, 86, 141, 373) [link expired]

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Thursday 13 March: Demeter and Persephone

Myth Reading Group Thursday 13 March 2014 1 – 2 p.m. Room 5N.7.23 The poems [links expired]: Rita Dove – Three poems from Mother Love (The Narcissus Flower, Wiederkehr, VII) Louise Glück – A Myth of Devotion from Averno Rachel … Continue reading

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Thursday 6 March: Zounds!!

Myth Reading Group Thursday 6 March 2014 1 – 2 p.m. Room 5N.7.23 The poems: Matthew Arnold, ‘Balder Dead’ (1855) – An excerpt Ted Hughes, ‘Gnat-Psalm’ (1967) [link expired] T. S. Eliot, ‘East Coker’ (IV) [link expired]

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Thursday 27 February: Georg Trakl

Myth Reading Group Thursday 27 February 2014 1 – 2 p.m. Room 5N.7.23 The poem: Georg Trakl (1887-1914), ‘Helian’ (trans. Alexander Stillmark) [link expired] And, as a bonus treat, a sympathetic musical setting of Trakl’s poem Verfall [Decay] by the … Continue reading

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Thursday 20 February: Edgar Allan Poe

Myth Reading Group Thursday 20 February 2014 1 – 2 p.m. Room 5N.7.23 The poems (To Helen [1831], Serenade, The Raven, Ulalume): Poe

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