Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Mythology Syllabus
Spring 2023

Humanities 103
Section 02 [HUM] [H]
Spring 2023
SLN 10277
MWF 9:10 – 10:00am.
Bryan Hall 305


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


MYTHOLOGY SYLLABUS


January 9 — The Power of Names; Jane Seymour in Le Jardin de Max Factor.
January 11 — Creation Myths: Genesis.
January 13 — Creation Myths: Native American, Mayan, cheesy filmic.

[January 16 — Holiday.]
January 18 — Greek Creation and the Greek Gods.
January 20 — Homer’s Iliad: Books 1, 2 (lines 1-583).

January 23 — Iliad Books 3, [4,] 5.
January 25 — Iliad Books 6, [7,] 8.
January 27 — Iliad Books 9, 10. [Zoom.]

January 30 — Lost Civilizations: The Aegean. [Video at home.]
February 1 — Iliad Books [11,] 12, [13,] 14.
February 3 — Iliad Books [15], 16, [17,] 18.

February 6 — Iliad Books 19, [20,] 21.
February 8 — Iliad Book 22; Some Perspective.
February 10 — Lost Episodes.

February 13 — Iliad Books 23, 24.
February 15 — Trojan War Sequel: Aeneid excerpts.
February 17 — Writing Advice. [Zoom.]

[February 20 — St. Nixon Holy Day. No Class Whatsoever.]
February 22 — The Underworld (How To Get Out of Hell); Review.
February 24 — Midterm Exam & Essay.

February 27 — Pause.
March 1 — Greek Music and Drama: Sophocles, Oedipus.
March 3 — Greek Drama: Euripides, Medea.

March 6 — The Shakespeare Myth.
March 8 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 1, [2]; Werewolves.
March 10 — Other Mythologies.

[March 13 – 17 — Spring Break.]

March 20 — Trojan War Mythology in Shakespeare’s Lucrece. [Zoom.]
March 22 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 3, [4, 5,] 6.
March 24 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books [7,] 8, [9,] 10.

March 27 — The Mythology of Love: Andreas Capellanus.
March 29 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 11, [12,] 13, [14].
March 31 — Ovid Apocrypha. [Zoom.]

April 3 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Book 15; Mythologies of Food.
April 5 — The Mythology of Dinosaurs.
[April 7 — Conference.]

April 10 — Some Egyptian Mythology: Joseph Campbell and Alan Green.
April 12 — Monsters: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, et al.
April 14 — The Line, The Cross & The Curve. [Zoom.]

April 17 — Review.
April 19 — End-of-Semester Exam. [Remote.]
April 21 — “Office” Hours.

April 24 — Final Mythorama 2023.
April 26 — Final Mythorama 2023.
April 28 — The rest is silence.