Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Mythology Syllabus — Spring 2024

Humanities 103
Section 02 [HUM] [H]
Spring 2024
SLN 10960
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 8 — The Power of Names; Jane Seymour in Le Jardin de Max Factor.
January 10 — Creation Myths: Genesis.
January 12 — Creation Myths: Native American, Mayan, cheesy filmic.

[January 15 — Holiday.]
January 17 — Greek Creation and the Greek Gods.
January 19 — Homer’s Iliad: Books 1, 2 (lines 1-583).

January 22 — Iliad Books 3, [4,] 5.
January 24 — Iliad Books 6, [7,] 8.
January 26 — Iliad Books 9, 10.

January 29 — Lost Civilizations: The Aegean.
January 31 — Iliad Books [11, 12, 13,] 14.
February 2 — Iliad Books [15], 16, [17,] 18.

February 5 — Iliad Books 19, [20,] 21.
February 7 — Iliad Book 22, 23.
February 9 — Lost Episodes. [Zoom.]

February 12 — Iliad Book 24.
February 14 — Trojan War Sequel: Aeneid excerpts.
[February 16 — No Class.]

[February 19 — St. Nixon Holy Day. No Class Whatsoever.]
February 21 — The Underworld (How To Get Out of Hell); Review.
February 23 — Writing Advice. [Zoom.]

February 26 — Midterm Exam & Essay. [Zoom.]
February 28 — Greek Music and Drama: Sophocles, Oedipus. [Zoom.]
March 1 — Greek Drama: Euripides, Medea. [Zoom.]

March 4 — The Shakespeare Myth.
March 6 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 1, [2]; Werewolves.
March 8 — Other Mythologies.

[March 11 – 15 — Spring Break.]

March 18 — Trojan War Mythology in Shakespeare’s Lucrece.
March 20 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 3, [4, 5,] 6.
March 22 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books [7,] 8, [9,] 10.

March 25 — The Mythology of Love: Andreas Capellanus.
March 27 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Books 11, [12,] 13, [14].
March 29 — Ovid Apocrypha.

April 1 — Ovid, Metamorphoses Book 15; Mythologies of Food.
April 3 — The Mythology of Dinosaurs.
[April 5 — Conference.]

April 8 — Some Egyptian Mythology: Joseph Campbell and Alan Green.
April 10 — Monsters: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, et al.
April 12 — The Line, The Cross & The Curve.

April 15 — Review.
April 17 — End-of-Semester Exam. [Remote.]
April 19 — “Office” Hours.

April 22 — Final Mythorama 2024.
April 24 — Final Mythorama 2024.
April 26 — The rest is silence.