Helen Benigni

Helen Benigni, Davis & Elkins College

Helen Benigni
Professor of English
Location: Albert Hall 313
Phone: 304-637-1259

What I Find Rewarding About D&E:

My students.


  • Ph.D. English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa.
  • M.A. English, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.
  • B.A. English, West Virginia University

Teaching Areas: 

  • American Literature
  • Appalachian Literature
  • Women in Literature
  • World Mythology
  • College Writing
  • Myths & Modern Culture
  • W. B. Yeats
  • 20th Century American Dramatists

Research Interests/Professional Activities: 

  • Mythology of Ancient Cultures


  • The Myth of the Year: Returning to the Origin of the Druid Calendar. Lanham: University Press of America, 2003.
  • The Goddess and the Bull: A Study in Minoan-Mycenaean Mythology. Lanham: University of America Press, 2007.
  • The Mythology of Venus: Ancient Calendars and Archaeoastronomy. Lanham: University of America Press, 2013.