Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Mythology Syllabus
Fall 2023

Humanities 103
Section 02 [HUM] [H]
Fall 2023
SLN 04274
MWF 11:10 – 12:00 noon.
Fulmer Annex 150


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


MYTHOLOGY SYLLABUS


August 21 — The Power of Names; Jane Seymour in Le Jardin de Max Factor.
August 23 — Creation Myths: Genesis.
August 25 — Creation Myths: Native American, Mayan, cheesy filmic.

August 28 — Greek Creation and the Greek Gods.
August 30 — Homer’s Iliad: Books 1, 2 (lines 1-583).
September 1 — Iliad Books 3, [4,] 5.

[September 4 — Holiday.]
September 6 — Iliad Books 6, [7,] 8.
September 8 — Iliad Books 9, 10.

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

September 18 — Iliad Books 19, [20,] 21.
September 20 — Iliad Book 22; Some Perspective.
September 22 — Lost Episodes.

September 25 — Iliad Books 23, 24.
September 27 — Trojan War Sequel: Aeneid excerpts.
September 29 — Writing Advice.

October 2 — The Underworld (How To Get Out of Hell); Review.
October 4 — Midterm Exam & Essay. [Zoom.]
October 6 — Pause.

October 9 — Greek Music and Drama: Sophocles, Oedipus.
October 11 — Greek Drama: Euripides, Medea.
October 13 — Some Egyptian Myth: Joseph Campbell and Alan Green.

October 16 — The Shakespeare Myth.
October 18 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 1 & the start of 2 (Phaethon); Lycanthropy.
October 20 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 3, [4, 5,] 6.

October 23 — Trojan War Mythology in Shakespeare’s Lucrece.
October 25 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books [7,] 8, [9,] 10.
October 27 — Ovid Apocrypha.

October 30 — Monsters: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, et al.
November 1 — The Mythology of Love: Andreas Capellanus.
November 3 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 11, [12,] 13, [14].

November 6 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Book 15; Mythologies of Food.
November 8 — The Mythology of Dinosaurs.
[November 10 — Holiday.]

[November 13 — Conference.]
November 15 — Ancient Aliens.
November 17 — The Line, The Cross & The Curve. [Zoom.]

[November 20 – 24 — Thanksgiving Break.]

November 27 — Review.
November 29 — End-of-Semester Exam & Essay.
December 1 — “Office” Hours.

[December 4 — Cancelled.]
December 6 — Final Mythorama 2023.
December 8 — The rest is silence.