Category: myth

Dissertation Day!

Dissertation Day is an event where students get to display a poster on their final year project and check out what everyone else is up to! This year’s topics included: the anti-hero in Shakespeare’s tragedies, class and gender in children’s literature, and the adaptations of classic novels for web series. The dissertation allows final year students to…

Guest post: Waes Hael: a living folk tradition in Gloucestershire

Robin Burton of the Glos Trad Project has written a special guest post on the history of wassailing in Gloucestershire, and its rich repository of folk songs and practices. Robin is a singer, a folkorist and a co-ordinator of the…

Dr Aidan Byrne’s masterclass on The Mabinogi, nation, and rewriting myth

Last week, it was a real pleasure to welcome a guest speaker to HM43021 Fundamentals: Myth and Drama. Dr Aidan Byrne, Senior Lecturer in English and Media at the University of Wolverhampton, held a session on rewriting The…

The Fires of August

 In Greece August, not Midsummer, marks the year’s zenith. Equinoctal Midsummer is more meaningful in northern and western Europe, where festivals echo ancient religious practices of sun worship, and the longest day gives way to appoaching darkness. But Greeks…