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This talk will guide you through the making of Storyland: a New Mythology of Britain. Amy will share how she chose which medieval stories to retell, why she illustrated them in linocut and how she sought to honour the sources while ensuring modern appeal. She will consider the question of ’truth’ when it comes to the study of myth and legend, revealing the complex symbiosis between real political events and tales of giants, goddesses and submerged Egyptian thrones.

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When
Thu, Dec 2, 2021 · 7:00 PM London (GMT 0:00)
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Amy Jeffs
Dr
Dr Amy Jeffs is an art historian specialising in medieval illuminated manuscripts. In 2019, she gained her PhD from the University of Cambridge, having studied for earlier degrees at the Courtauld Institute of Art and Cambridge. During her PhD, Amy also researched medieval badges and pilgrim souvenirs at the British Museum. She then worked in the British Library's department of Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern manuscripts. Having recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, she is now a freelance author, academic and artist working in the wilds of Somerset.
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