Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Mythology Syllabus
Fall 2020

Humanities 103
Section 02 [HUM] [H]
Fall 2020
SLN 02458
MWF 11:10 – 12:00 noon.


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


MYTHOLOGY SYLLABUS


August 24 — The Power of Names; Jane Seymour in Le Jardin de Max Factor.
August 26 — Creation Myths: Genesis.
August 28 — Creation Myths: Native American, Mayan, cheesy filmic.

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

[September 7 — Labor Day Holiday.]
September 9 — Iliad Books 6, [7,] 8.
September 11 — Iliad Books 9, 10.

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

September 21 — Iliad Books [17,] 18, 19.
September 23 — Iliad Books [20,] 21. Lost Episodes.
September 25 — Iliad Books 22, 23.

September 28 — The Iliad Book 24.
September 30 — Trojan War Sequel: Aeneid.
October 2 — The Underworld (How To Get Out of Hell); Review.

October 5 — Writing Advice.
October 7 — Midterm Exam.
October 9 — Pause.

October 12 — Greek Music and Drama: Sophocles, Oedipus.
October 14 — Greek Drama: Euripides, Medea.
October 16 — The Shakespeare Myth.

October 19 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 1, [2]; Werewolves.
October 21 — Mythologies in Pop Psych, The Chemical Paradigm.
October 23 — 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.
October 30 — Monsters: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, et al.

November 2 — The Mythology of Love: Andreas Capellanus.
November 4 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 11, 12, 13, [14].
November 6 — Ovid Apocrypha.

November 9 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Book 15; Mythologies of Food.
[November 11 — Sacred War Holiday. No Class Whatsoever.]
November 13 — The Mythology of Dinosaurs.

November 16 — The Line, The Cross & The Curve.
November 18 — Other Mythologies and Uses of Myth.
November 20 — “Office” Hours.

[November 23-27 — Thanksgiving Week.]

November 30 — Review.
December 2 — Final Exam.
December 4 — “Office” Hours.

December 7 — Final Mythorama 2020.
December 9 — Final Mythorama 2020.
December 11 — The rest is silence.