Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Mythology Syllabus

Humanities 103
Mythology

Section 02
Spring 2019
SLN 03908
MWF 11:10-12:00 pm
PEB 136
Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Avery Hall 355 — Washington State University
Hours: MWF 9:00-10:00, and by appointment.
Phone: 509-335-4832
E-mail: delahoyd@wsu.edu
 


Mythology Syllabus


January 7 — The Power of Names; Jane Seymour in Le Jardin de Max Factor.
January 9 — Creation Myths: Genesis 1-3.
January 11 — Creation Myths: Native American, Mayan, cheesy filmic.

January 14 — Creation Myths: (Hesiod’s Theogony), The Greek gods.
January 16 — Homer’s Iliad: Books 1.
January 18 — Homer’s Iliad: Books 2 (lines 1-583), 3, [4].

[January 21 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day.]
January 23 — Iliad Books 5, 6, [7].
January 25 — Iliad Books 8, 9.

January 28 — Iliad Books 10, 11.
January 30 — Lost Civilizations: The Aegean.
February 1 — Iliad Books 12, [13,] 14, [15].

February 4 — Iliad Books 16, [17,] 18.
February 6 — Iliad Books 19, [20], Lost Episode.
February 8 — Iliad Books 21, 22.

[February 11 — Snow Day.]
February 13 — Iliad Books 23, 24.
February 15 — The Fall of Troy–Aeneid excerpts.

[February 18 — St. Nixon Holy Day.]
February 20 — Review; Writing Advice.
February 22 — Midterm Exam & Essay.

February 25 — Greek Music and Drama: Sophocles, Oedipus.
February 27 — Sophocles, Oedipus; Euripides, Medea.
March 1 — Euripides, Medea.

March 4 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Intro., Book 1.
March 6 — Lycanthropy and Monsters.
March 8 — Other Mythologies.

[March 11 – 15 — SPRING BREAK.]

March 18 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 2, 3, 4.
March 20 — The Shakespeare Myth.
March 22 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books [5,] 6, 7, 8.

March 25 — Trojan War Mythology in Shakespeare’s Lucrece.
March 27 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 9, 10, 11.
March 29 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 12, 13; Ovid Apocrypha.

April 1 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books [14,] 15.
April 3 — The Mythology of Love: Andreas Capellanus.
April 5 — The Line, The Cross and the Curve.

April 8 — Mythology of Gender: Kids’ Toys and Games.
April 10 — Mythology of Dinosaurs.
April 12 — Other Topics in Mythology.

April 15 — Review.
April 17 — End-of-Semester Exam & Essay.
April 19 — Limbo.

April 22 — Final Mythorama 2019.
April 24 — Final Mythorama 2019.
April 26 — Last Words: Evaluations, Eulogies.