Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Mythology Syllabus — Fall 2024

Humanities 103
Section 02 [HUM] [H]
Fall 2024
SLN 05637
MWF 11:10 – 12:00 noon.
FLMA 159


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


MYTHOLOGY SYLLABUS


August 19 — The Power of Names; Jane Seymour in Le Jardin de Max Factor.
August 21 — Creation Myths: Genesis.
August 23 — Creation Myths: Native American, Mayan, cheesy filmic.

August 26 — Greek Creation and the Greek Gods.
August 28 — Homer’s Iliad: Books 1, 2 (lines 1-583).
August 30 — Iliad Books 3, [4,] 5.

[September 2 — Holiday.]
September 4 — Iliad Books 6, [7,] 8.
September 6 — Iliad Books 9, 10.

September 9 — Lost Civilizations: The Aegean.
September 11 — Iliad Books [11, 12, 13,] 14.
September 13 — Iliad Books [15], 16, [17,] 18.

September 16 — Iliad Books 19, [20,] 21.
September 18 — Iliad Book 22, 23.
September 20 — Lost Episodes. [Zoom.]

September 23 — Iliad Book 24.
September 25 — Trojan War Sequel: Aeneid excerpts.
[September 27 — Conference. No Class.]

September 30 — St. Nixon Holy Day. No Class Whatsoever.
October 2 — The Underworld (How To Get Out of Hell); Review.
October 4 — Writing Advice.

October 7 — Midterm Exam & Essay. [Zoom.]
October 9 — Greek Music and Drama: Sophocles, Oedipus.
October 11 — Greek Drama: Euripides, Medea.

October 14 — The Shakespeare Myth.
October 16 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 1, [2]; Werewolves.
October 18 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 3, [4, 5,] 6.

October 21 — Trojan War Mythology in Shakespeare’s Lucrece.
October 23 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books [7,] 8, [9,] 10.
October 25 — Ovid Apocrypha.

October 28 — The Mythology of Love: Andreas Capellanus.
October 30 — The Mythology of Dinosaurs.
November 1 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 11, [12,] 13, [14].

November 4 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Book 15; Mythologies of Food.
November 6 — Monsters: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, et al.
November 8 — Egyptian Mythology: Joseph Campbell and Alan Green.

[November 11 — Holiday.]
November 13 — Secret Sacred Math, The Stratford Heist.
November 15 —

November 18 — Review.
November 20 — End-of-Semester Exam. [Remote.]
November 22 — Extra Myth.

[November 25 – 29 — Thanksgiving Break.]

December 2 — Final Mythorama 2024.
December 4 — Other Options.
December 6 — The rest is silence.