Mythology Syllabus
Spring 2021

Humanities 103
Section 02 [HUM] [H]
Spring 2021
SLN 04156
MWF 11:10 – 12:00 noon.
Zoom


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


MYTHOLOGY SYLLABUS


January 20 — The Power of Names; Jane Seymour in Le Jardin de Max Factor.
January 22 — Creation Myths: Genesis.

January 25 — Creation Myths: Native American, Mayan, cheesy filmic.
January 27 — Greek Creation and the Greek Gods.
January 29 — Homer’s Iliad: Books 1, 2 (lines 1-583).

February 1 — Iliad Books 3, [4,] 5.
February 3 — Iliad Books 6, [7,] 8.
February 5 — Iliad Books 9, 10.

February 8 — Iliad Books 11, 12.
February 10 — Lost Civilizations: The Aegean.
February 12 — Iliad Books [13,] 14, [15], 16.

[February 15 — St. Nixon Holy Day. No Class Whatsoever.]
February 17 — Iliad Books [17,] 18, 19.
February 19 — Iliad Books [20,] 21. Lost Episodes.

February 22 — Iliad Books 22, 23.
February 24 — The Iliad Book 24.
February 26 — Trojan War Sequel: Aeneid.

March 1 — The Underworld (How To Get Out of Hell); Review.
March 3 — Writing Advice.
March 5 — Midterm Exam & Essay.

March 8 — Pause.
March 10 — Greek Music and Drama: Sophocles, Oedipus.
March 12 — Greek Drama: Euripides, Medea.

March 15 — The Shakespeare Myth.
March 17 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 1, [2]; Werewolves.
March 19 — Mythologies in Pop Psych, The Chemical Paradigm.

March 22 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 3, [4, 5,] 6.
March 24 — Trojan War Mythology in Shakespeare’s Lucrece.
March 26 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books [7,] 8, [9,] 10.

March 29 — Monsters: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, et al.
March 31 — The Mythology of Love: Andreas Capellanus.
April 2 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 11, 12, 13, [14].

April 5 — Ovid Apocrypha.
April 7 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Book 15; Mythologies of Food.
April 9 — The Line, The Cross & The Curve.

April 12 — The Mythology of Dinosaurs.
April 14 — Other Mythologies and Uses of Myth.
April 16 — Other Mythologies and Uses of Myth.

April 19 — Review.
April 21 — Final Exam.
April 23 — “Office” Hours.

April 26 — Final Mythorama 2021.
April 28 — Final Mythorama 2021.
April 30 — The rest is silence.