Academic Catalog 2019-20

HUM 5212 Revisionist Mythmaking

Grendel a tragically wronged outcast? Penelope the true hero of the Odyssey? Through re-imagining familiar myths and tales, writers discover new meanings in archetypes–meanings that rejuvenate our cultural images and simultaneously redefine who we are as individuals and how we live within a community. In this course, the study of such inter-related works allows exploration of the diversity and universality of human ideas and endeavors. Specific texts studied will vary from semester to semester.


2.00 units