Category Archives: Mythology & Biblical Narrative, Fall 2012

  • Welcome!

    Posted on September 3, 2012 by mrgord in Mythology & Biblical Narrative, Fall 2012.

    Welcome to the Fall 2012 semester! At the moment, I haven’t got a lot to post about, but I will provide you with a syllabus for this course: Syllabus for Greek Mythology and Biblical Narrative, Fall 2012 The link is a PDF, the format I’ll use for most handouts in this class. I’ll try update […]

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  • Homework and Stuff…

    Posted on September 3, 2012 by mrgord in Mythology & Biblical Narrative, Fall 2012.

    Hi folks, Today in class, I told you I’d update our class website, and, well, here’s the update. As I mentioned in class, one of the texts (not the only one) that we’ll be reading this semester is Bulfinch’s Mythology (1855). It is a very famous and well-known book by the author Thomas Bulfinch, on […]

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  • Bulfinch, One More Time, Plus…

    Posted on September 6, 2012 by mrgord in Mythology & Biblical Narrative, Fall 2012.

    Folks, Well, after the mess-up last class with different versions of Bulfinch’s Mythology, I’m uploading the version of the file we should all read for now. This is the file: Bulfinch’s Mythology (epub for class) It’s in EPUB format. I got it from this page at Manybooks.net. You can find many programs that will open […]

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  • For Next Class…

    Posted on September 11, 2012 by mrgord in Mythology & Biblical Narrative, Fall 2012.

    Folks, Your homework for next class: I asked you to come up with three “theories” about why James Cameron (and his writing team?) decided to call the planet in Avatar “Pandora”–without looking on the internet for someone else’s opinion! We’ll discuss that for the first part of class next time, and then I’ll give you […]

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  • Brewing Session: Sign Up!

    Posted on September 12, 2012 by mrgord in Anglophone Cultures Through Films, Fall 2012, Listening & Speaking 1, Fall 2012, Mythology & Biblical Narrative, Fall 2012, Public Speaking, Fall 2012.

    Folks, For today’s class update, please scroll down to see my post. But before you do: In all my classes, I’ve announced the opportunity to learn how to make beer. On Sunday, 23 September, I will be teaching how to make a traditional “ale” beer to any students who are interested. We will make two […]

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  • Suggested Essay Topics

    Posted on September 26, 2012 by mrgord in Mythology & Biblical Narrative, Fall 2012.

    Folks, I certainly don’t want to limit you in your essay topics. I’d be happy if you looked around at some of the media you’ve seen, and found some link to the mythology we’ve studied so far. However, I realize this is a pretty heavy order, so I’ll make a few suggestions to give you […]

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  • Sign Up!

    Posted on September 28, 2012 by mrgord in Mythology & Biblical Narrative, Fall 2012.

    Folks, Please follow this link and sign up to get an invitation to our class’s Dropbox folder! Sorry for the delay, this was posted earlier but in the wrong class!

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  • Ooops!

    Posted on October 8, 2012 by mrgord in Mythology & Biblical Narrative, Fall 2012.

    Folks, I was informed after class that I am  week off in my calculations: in my mind, it was Week 6 this week… but it’s Week 7, because Chuseok ate our Week 6! Therefore, I’m going to postpone your homework assignment. I’ve uploaded Oh Brother Where Art Thou, but I have a feeling that with […]

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  • For Next Time

    Posted on October 22, 2012 by mrgord in Mythology & Biblical Narrative, Fall 2012.

    Folks, In class on Monday, we developed some “interesting” questions about the connections between the film Oh Brother Where Art Thou? and Homer’s The Odyssey. In your group, you were responsible for developing 5 “interesting” questions. Next class (ie. 24 October) you will be responsible for handing in, as a group, a single sheet with your […]

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  • For the Last Week of October

    Posted on October 27, 2012 by mrgord in Mythology & Biblical Narrative, Fall 2012.

    Folks, For the last week of October, this is what we’ll be doing: 1. In class on 29 October, we will finish discussing the question I raised and asked you to consider–regarding the attitude toward religion implicit in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?–and discuss your ongoing process of trying to adapt The Odyssey to a […]

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