Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Mythology Syllabus

Humanities 103
Mythology

Sections 02 & 03
Fall 2018
SLN 01780 & 04674
MWF 11:10-12:00 & 1:10-2:00pm
Bryan Hall 324 & CUE 219
Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Avery Hall 355 — Washington State University
Hours: MWF 10:00-11:00, and by appointment.
Phone: 509-335-4832
E-mail: delahoyd@wsu.edu
 


Mythology Syllabus


 

ASSIGNMENTS

August 20 — The Power of Names; Jane Seymour in Le Jardin de Max Factor.
August 22 — Creation Myths: Genesis 1-3.
August 24 — Creation Myths: Native American, Mayan, cheesy filmic.

August 27 — Creation Myths: (Hesiod’s Theogony), The Greek gods.
August 29 — Homer’s Iliad: Books 1.
August 31 — Homer’s Iliad: Books 2 (lines 1-583), 3, [4].

[September 3 — Labor Day Holiday.]
September 5 — Iliad Books 5, 6, [7].
September 7 — Iliad Books 8, 9.

September 10 — Iliad Books 10, 11.
September 12 — Lost Civilizations: The Aegean.
September 14 — Iliad Books 12, [13,] 14, [15].

September 17 — Iliad Books 16, [17,] 18.
September 19 — Iliad Books 19, [20], Lost Episode.
September 21 — Iliad Books 21, 22.

September 24 — Iliad Books 23, 24.
September 26 — The Fall of Troy–Aeneid excerpts, Books I-II.
September 28 — The Underworld–Aeneid excerpts, Book VI. Review.

October 1 — Writing Essays.
October 3 — Midterm Exam & Essay.
October 5 — Greek Music and Drama: Sophocles, Oedipus.

October 8 — Sophocles, Oedipus.
October 10 — Other Greek Myths.
[October 12 — Conference.]

[October 15 — Conference.]
October 17 — Euripides, Medea.
October 19 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Intro., Book 1, Lycanthropy.

October 22 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 2, 3, 4.
October 24 — The Shakespeare Myth.
October 26 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books [5,] 6, 7, 8.

October 29 — Trojan War Mythology in Shakespeare’s Lucrece.
October 31 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 9, 10, 11; Monsters.
November 2 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 12, 13; Ovid Apocrypha.

November 5 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books [14,] 15.
November 7 — The Mythology of Love: Andreas Capellanus.
November 9 — Italy.

[November 12 — Holiday.] The Line, The Cross and the Curve.
November 14 — Mythology of Gender: Kids’ Toys and Games.
November 16 — Mythology of Personality and Depression.

[November 19 – 23 — THANKSGIVING BREAK]

November 26 — Review.
November 28 — End-of-Semester Exam & Essay.
November 30 — Limbo.

December 3 — Final Mythorama 2018.
December 5 — Final Mythorama 2018.
December 7 — Last Words: Evaluations, Eulogies.