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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Welcome!
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Homework and Stuff…
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Bulfinch, One More Time, Plus…
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on For Next Class…
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Brewing Session: Sign Up!
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Suggested Essay Topics
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!Continue Reading... Comments Off on Sign Up!
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Ooops!
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on For Next Time
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on For the Last Week of October