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Mythologies: A Space for Words

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

  • Alexa Marie Russell (Editor)
  • Kate Kennedy (Editor)
  • Amina Alyal (Editor)
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages62
StatePublished - 7 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameWordspace Anthology
Ever since Roland Barthes said that steak and chips mythologised Frenchness and that cars were the new Gothic cathedrals, the concept of myth has been peculiarly open to interpretation. The writers collected in this anthology give us timeless mythological topics like birth, death and relationships, animal-human shape-shifting, landscape and the seasons – but they do so in conjunction with very modern environments like festivals, the office and the cinema. By turns comic, tragic, celebratory or satirical, the stories and poems involve old favourites like Medusa and Persephone, and take us from the Vikings to China, via DC Comics and the Tír na NÓgh.

    Research areas

  • myth, prose, poetry

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