Myth & Meaning

Religion and myth of ancient Greece and Rome in relation to that of the ancient Mediterranean (Akkadian, Hittite, Sumerian, Egyptian). Female presence in art, literature and religion compared to treatment of women in their respective cultures. Theoretical approaches to the understanding of myth (Comparative, Jungian, Structuralist) in relation to myths as they are encoded in their specific cultures. Students may trace a myth through Medieval, Renaissance and modern transformations in art, music, poetry and film, or study myth in other cultures (e.g. Norse and Celtic). May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement. Meets the Critical Learning: AIM requirement.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: AIM

1 unit — Kimmey

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Myth and Meaning analyzes myths across different cultures and time periods, such as acient Greece and Renaissance, by using various theoretical approaches. In doing so, students will uncover the relation to myths and the cultures they belong to.
Religion and myth of ancient Greece and Rome in relation to that of the ancient Mediterranean (Akkadian, Hittite, Sumerian, Egyptian). Female presence in art, literature and religion compared to treatment of women in their respective cultures. Theoretical approaches to the understanding of myth (Comparative, Jungian, Structuralist) in relation to myths as they are encoded in their specific cultures. Students may trace a myth through Medieval, Renaissance and modern transformations in art, music, poetry and film, or study myth in other cultures (e.g. Norse and Celtic).

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Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2022 Block 8 Myth & Meaning Marcia Dobson Armstrong Hall 231 25 / 5 05/17/2022
Spring 2023 Block 5 Myth & Meaning Stephanie Kimmey TBA 25 / 25 05/17/2022
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