Mythology Syllabus
Spring 2022

Humanities 103
Section 02 [HUM] [H]
Spring 2022
SLN 27503
MWF 11:10 – 12:00 noon.
Zoom until it’s safe, then maybe Spark 339.


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


MYTHOLOGY SYLLABUS


January 12 — The Power of Names; Jane Seymour in Le Jardin de Max Factor.
January 14 — Creation Myths: Genesis.

[January 17 — Holiday.]
January 19 — Creation Myths: Native American, Mayan, cheesy filmic.
January 21 — Greek Creation and the Greek Gods.

January 24 — Homer’s Iliad: Books 1, 2 (lines 1-583).
January 26 — Iliad Books 3, [4,] 5.
January 28 — Iliad Books 6, [7,] 8.

January 31 — Iliad Books 9, 10.
February 2 — Lost Civilizations: The Aegean.
February 4 — Iliad Books 11, 12.

February 7 — Iliad Books [13,] 14, [15], 16.
February 9 — Iliad Books [17,] 18, 19.
February 11 — Iliad Books [20,] 21, 22. Lost Episodes.

February 14 — Iliad Books 23, 24.
February 16 — Trojan War Sequel: Aeneid.
February 18 — The Underworld (How To Get Out of Hell); Review.

[February 21 — St. Nixon Holy Day. No Class Whatsoever.]
February 23 — Writing Advice.
February 25 — Midterm Exam & Essay.

February 28 — Pause.
March 2 — Greek Music and Drama: Sophocles, Oedipus.
March 4 — Greek Drama: Euripides, Medea.

March 7 — The Shakespeare Myth.
March 9 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 1, [2]; Werewolves.
March 11 — Other Mythologies.

[March 14 – 18 — Spring Break.]

March 21 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 3, [4, 5,] 6.
March 23 — Trojan War Mythology in Shakespeare’s Lucrece.
March 25 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books [7,] 8, [9,] 10.

March 28 — The Mythology of Love: Andreas Capellanus.
March 30 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 11, 12, 13, [14].
April 1 — Ovid Apocrypha.

April 4 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Book 15; Mythologies of Food.
April 6 — The Mythology of Dinosaurs.
April 8 — The Chemical Paradigm.

April 11 — Monsters: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, et al.
April 13 — Other Mythologies.
April 15 — The Line, The Cross & The Curve.

April 18 — Review.
April 20 — End-of-Semester Exam.
April 22 — “Office” Hours.

April 26 — Final Mythorama 2022.
April 28 — Final Mythorama 2022.
April 30 — The rest is silence.