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Summer Seminar series hosted at the Department of Classics,Ancient History & Egyptology at Swansea University.
FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 08-15-22-29/06, 06-13-20-27/07, 03-10-17-24-31/08/2020
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: ZOOM (Online)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Thomas Alexander Husoy (Swansea University); Dr. Maria Pretzler (Swansea University)
INFO: web - summaries & recordings - email@example.com
Ryan Denson (University of Exeter) ‘I shall Sink Your Ship and Make you Food for the Fish; The Ancient Fear of Being Devoured by the Sea.’
Andrej Mozhajsky (Moscow State Pedagogical University) ‘The Myth of the War of the Seven and the Political Topography of Pausanias.’
Olivia Kinsman (University of Bristol) ‘Feminist Myth-Busting: When Ancient Characters Become Feminist Icons.’
Thomas Alexander Husøy (Swansea University) ‘Asopus, Trophonius, and Pan; Local Identities, Deities and Genealogies.’
Helen Lovatt (University of Nottingham) ‘W. E. B. Du Bois’s Quest of the Silver Fleece; Argonautica as Politics and Politics in the Argonautica.’
Maria Pretzler (Swansea University) ‘Why Can’t Peloponnesians all be Dorians? The Trouble with Uniting a Region with a Complex Mythical Past.’
Ryan Strickler (Australian National University) ‘Byzantine Heroes and Monsters: Greek Mythology in the Court of Heraclius (r. 610-641).’ (lunchtime due to time zones).
Stephen Harrison (Swansea University) ‘Dynastic Mythology and Legitimacy in the Achaemenid and Seleucid Empires.’
Melissa Beattie (Independent Scholar) ‘What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us?! Use and Representation of Romanites by Contemporary British Media and Culture.’
Kalypso Nicolaïdis (University of Oxford) ‘Making Myths Matter: How ancient mythology can help us navigate today’s politics.’
Goran Đurđević (Capital Normal University, Beijing) ‘Myth from Your Hand: Myths, Reflections and Mirrors in the Roman Empire and Qin-Han China.’
Signe Barfoed (University of Oslo/Reading) ‘Myth and Identity Creation in Kalydon, Aitolia; Boar-hunts, Warrior Ethos, and the Origin of the Pan-Regional Sanctuary of Artemis Laphria.’
Diego Piay Augusto (University of Oviedo) and Patricia Argüelles Álvarez (University of Salamanca) ‘Rethinking the Hero: Mythification of the Power of the Possessors of the Hispanic Villae through the representation of Hercules.’
Borja Antela-Bernárdez (Autonomous University of Barcelona) ‘Argead Beastmasters: Animals, Myth, and Royalty.’
Zahra Kouzehgari (University of Lyon) Concept of Shepherd Kings in the Political Aspect of the Ancient Near East: An Archaeological Perspective.
Syrithe Pugh (University of Aberdeen) Mortal Gods: Divine Kingship and the Reception of Euhemerus from Boccaccio to Milton.
Marika Strano (Independent Scholar) James Joyce’s Leopold Bloom and the Affirmation in his Opposite Homer’s Odysseus: When Myth Become a Symbol of Democracy and Tolerance.
Ronald Blankenborg (Radboud University Nijmegen) Politics a myth? How Protagoras’ construct shipwrecks on Covid-19.
Hamish Williams (Friedrich Schiller University of Jena) Post-Imperial British Reimaginings of a Minoan Utopia: Robert Graves, Mary Renault, and Lawrence Durrell.