British novelist and historian marina warner delivers six lectures examining how myths express and shape our attitudes . Reith lectures 1994 managing monsters marina warner lecture 2 boys will be boys transmission 2 february 1994 bbc radio 4 as i was going to the future entertainment show held in olympia last year i soon found i was the only woman waiting for the tube the station was unusually full for. Managing monsters six myths of our time the 1994 reith lectures marina warner marina warners 1994 reith lectures in which she offered a definition of myth and its many contemporary faces exploring the monster children mothers strangers and the idea of home. She is a professor in the department of literature film and theatre at the university of essex and gave the reith lectures on the bbc in 1994 on the theme of managing monsters six myths of our time. In early 1994 marina warner delivered the prestigious reith lectures for the bbc in a series of six lectures she takes areas of contemporary concern and relates them to stories from mythology and fairy tale which continue to grip the modern imagination
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