Classical Myth for Modern Times

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This workshop offers tailor-made, dynamic critiques of your own writing of poetry or prose. There will be weekly assigned readings on a variety of themed uses of classical mythology and its reception, some from 20th century Mediterranean poets including Cavafy, Sefaris, Montale, as well as other British influences (Pound, T.S. Eliot), and more recently, Gluck. Each participant will relate their own favorite goddesses, gods, heroes, myths, sources, and authors. Assessing current primary sources and translations will lead to guided research for each workshop participant to individualize topics relevant to their own writing topic and genre. Learn to weave myth comfortably into one’s own writing, while simultaneously sharpening one’s ability to recognize allusions that speak to today’s world, leaving no stone unturned.

NO SET MEETING TIME: This workshop will take place over Moodle, which is an asynchronous forum based platform. The instructor will post a lesson and assignment every Monday, and participants have all week to log in and read the lessons/post assignments/comment on other classmates’ work. Shortly before the start date participants will recieve an email with login info. Please check your spam if you don’t see it.

About Carolyn Clark

Carolyn Clark, PhD Classics, was born in Ithaca, NY and often lived abroad. Her poems include 4 in a Covid-19 anthology When the Virus Came Calling; Poet Duet: A Mother and Daughter (2019); Choosing Lethe (2017); New Found Land (2017); Mnemosyne: the Long Traverse (2013).


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