Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Mythology Syllabus
Fall 2022

Humanities 103
Section 02 [HUM] [H]
Fall 2022
SLN 03765
Fulmer Annex 150
MWF 11:10 – 12:00 noon.


Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Avery Hall 355 — Washington State University
E-mail: delahoyd@wsu.edu


MYTHOLOGY SYLLABUS


August 22 — The Power of Names; Jane Seymour in Le Jardin de Max Factor.
August 24 — Creation Myths: Genesis.
August 26 — Creation Myths: Native American, Mayan, cheesy filmic.

August 29 — Greek Creation and the Greek Gods.
August 31 — Homer’s Iliad: Books 1, 2 (lines 1-583).
September 2 — Iliad Books 3, [4,] 5.

[September 5 — Labor Day Holiday.]
September 7 — Iliad Books 6, [7,] 8.
September 9 — Iliad Books 9, 10; Trojan War background.

September 12 — Iliad Books [11,] 12, [13,] 14.
September 14 — Lost Civilizations: The Aegean.
September 16 — Iliad Books [15], 16, [17,] 18.

September 19 — Iliad Books 19, [20,] 21.
September 21 — Iliad Book 22; Lost Episodes.
[September 23 — Conference.]

September 26 — The Iliad Books 23, 24.
September 28 — Trojan War Sequel: Aeneid.
September 30 — The Underworld (How To Get Out of Hell); Review. [Zoom.]

October 3 — Writing Advice.
October 5 — Midterm Exam & Essay. [Zoom.]
[October 7 — Pause.]

October 10 — Greek Music and Drama: Sophocles, Oedipus. [Zoom.]
[October 12 — Who’s Zoomin’ Who? Tech problems.]
October 14 — Greek Drama: Euripides, Medea.

[October 17 — Outreach Event.]
October 19 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 1, [2]; Werewolves.
October 21 — The Shakespeare Myth.

October 24 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 3, [4, 5,] 6.
October 26 — Trojan War Mythology in Shakespeare’s Lucrece.
October 28 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books [7,] 8, [9,] 10. [Zoom.]

October 31 — Monsters: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, et al. [Zoom.]
November 2 — The Mythology of Love: Andreas Capellanus.
November 4 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 11, 12, 13, [14].

November 7 — Ovid Apocrypha.
November 9 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Book 15; Mythologies of Food.
[November 11 — Holy War Holiday: No Class Whatsoever.]

November 14 — The Mythology of Dinosaurs.
November 16 — Interdisciplinary Mythology, including Egyptology.
November 18 — Mythologies in Pop Psych, The Chemical Paradigm. The Line, The Cross & The Curve.

[November 21-25 — Thanksgiving Week.]

November 28 — Review.
November 30 — Final Exam.
December 2 — “Office” Hours.

December 5 — Final Mythorama 2022.
December 7 — Final Mythorama 2022.
December 9 — The rest is silence.