Helen Benigni

Professor of English

Phone: 304-637-1259
Campus Location: Charles E. Albert Hall


  • 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.

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