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From the CLASSICISTS mailing list:

Conference: New Approaches to Greek and Roman Myth

The Department of Classical Studies at The Open University warmly invites you to a one-day conference on “New Approaches to Greek and Roman Myth”. The event will be held at The Open University Regional Centre in London (Camden) on Saturday 21st January, 10am-4.30pm. Details of speakers and paper titles appear below. There will be £7 charge to cover the cost of lunch and refreshments. Booking forms and further details are available from Jessica Hughes (jessica.hughes@open.ac.uk).

Colleagues may also be interested in a new myth-related resource that the OU has recently produced – a collection of video animations and audio discussions on Greek Heroes and their representation in popular culture from ancient times to the modern day.
http://www8.open.ac.uk/platform/news-and-features/new-itunes-u-addition-looks-greek-heroes-in-popular-culture

all best wishes,
Jessica Hughes

  • Anastasia Bakogianni (OU) – Electra Ancient and Modern: The Reception of the Myth in Greek Tragedy and in the Modern World
  • Joanna Paul (OU) – The Half-Blood Hero: Percy Jackson and Mythmaking in the 21st Century
  • Annie Ravenshill-Johnson – The Metamorphoses of Hephaistos/Vulcan
  • Frances Eley (OU) – Staging Sacred Drama: Reception in Process
  • Sam Newington (OU) – Greece and the Near East: Creation Myths
  • Tori McKee (OU) – Reconstructing the Hippolytus myth: Euripidean Echoes in Modern Adaptations of Racine’s Phedre
  • Susan Deacy (Roehampton) – How to Write a Classical Mythology Textbook

A map showing the location of The Open University London Regional Centre can be found here: http://www3.open.ac.uk/contact/maps.aspx?contactid=1

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Jessica Hughes
Lecturer in Classical Studies
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
Website www.classicsconfidential.co.uk