Tag Archives: sacrifice

Tuesday 13 December: Inanna’s descent to the underworld

Myth Reading Group Tuesday 13 December 2011 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5A.330 For the final meeting of the term Marie-Louise Mederer will usher us, with Inanna, into the underworld. The text: Diane Wolkstein and Samuel Noah Kramer: The Descent … Continue reading

Posted in Reading Group | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Further reading for Abraham

Elegy under the knife (David Sherman, ‘Elegy under the Knife: Geoffrey Hill and the Ethics of Sacrifice’, Twentieth-Century Literature 54.2, Summer 2008)

Posted in Reading Group | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tuesday 6 December: Sacrifice in the Hindu Tradition

Myth Reading Group Tuesday 6 December 2011 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5A.330 Kopal Gautam will introduce this week’s topic with an extract from The Rig Veda: Extracts from The Rig Veda (10.130 The Creation of the Sacrifice; 10.190 Cosmic … Continue reading

Posted in Reading Group | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tuesday 29 November: Child Sacrifice and Flaubert’s Salammbo

Myth Reading Group Tuesday 29 November 2011 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5A.330 The texts: Salammbo Chapter XIII (extract) [link expired] Key to mythic references in Flaubert’s Salammbô [collection of online resources]

Posted in Reading Group | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Tuesday 22 November: Sacrifice in Islam

Myth Reading Group Tuesday 22 November 2011 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5A.330 Abdul Atteh will host our continuing discussion of Abraham’s sacrifice, with reference to some verses from the Quran: Abraham (brief extracts from Marmaduke Pickthall’s 1930 translation, The … Continue reading

Posted in Reading Group | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Tuesday 15 November: Isaac versus Iphigeneia

Myth Reading Group Tuesday 15 November 2011 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5A.330 Two texts: Genesis 22.1-19 (Authorized King James Version) Aeschylus, Agamemnon 104-257, trans. MacNeice (Faber, 1936) [link expired] … and end on a song:

Posted in Reading Group | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tuesday 8 November: Ritual Self-Sacrifice of the Maya Gods

Myth Reading Group Tuesday 8 November 2011 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5A.330 Suzanne Nolan will take us through the Ritual Self-Sacrifice of the Maya Gods. Suzanne has provided the following text: Maya Self-Sacrifice Texts from: Yaxchilán Hieroglyphic Stairway Two, … Continue reading

Posted in Reading Group | Tagged , , | Leave a comment