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Finding meaning in myth

18 November, 2017, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Free

Find the meaning in myth! Come to this free day-long series of activities to find out how ancient myths and legends are updated for new audiences. Why do authors return to the classics, and stories of Medea, Oedipus or Troy. How do they update these stories, and what can these myths tell us about our own time?

No prior knowledge of  classics, archaeology, literature or theatre necessary. There’s something here for everyone!

Tickets for the morning, afternoon and creative writing sessions are to be booked separately below.


Programme

Thinking with myth

10:00am-11:30am

Welcome, coffee and flash talks on myth and adaptation, from the Renaissance to today.

12:00am-1:00pm

‘Do women hear ancient myths differently from men?’ keynote lecture by the broadcaster and classicist Professor Edith Hall.

Graham Kerr lecture theatre


A dramatic reading by the poet and playwright Liz Lochhead

2:00pm–3:30pm

Dramatic reading by the author of the mythological plays Medea (2000) and Thebans (2003) with discussion and Q&A.

Graham Kerr lecture theatre


Creative writing workshop

4:00pm–6:00pm

Creative writing session on the topic of ancient myth – no experience necessary! The session will be guided by academics at Glasgow University.

4 University Gardens, room 202


This event is part of the series Finding Glasgow: hidden secrets and lost meaning.
For event information, please contact Katherine Heavey at katherine.heavey@glasgow.ac.uk

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University of Glasgow Library, Special Collections




Details

Date:
18 November, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Other

Is booking required?
University of Glasgow Library, Special Collections

Venue

University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QQ United Kingdom
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0141 330 3674