Comparative Literature | Comp Approaches to Lit. Theory and Method
C305 | 6890 | K. Tsai


3 cr
Meets TR 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Fulfills A&H Distribution Credit
Required Course for CMLT Majors

This course surveys the critical theories of the
twentieth century through their impact on the study
of classical mythology, ranging from
psychoanalytic and structuralist readings of the
myth of Oedipus to "Plato’s pharmacy" and
deconstruction, post-colonialist reception of
Euripides, and the classical world in film and
cultural studies. Readings from thinkers such as
Nietzsche, Frazer, Freud, Jung, Lacan, Levi-
Strauss, Derrida, Iser, Girard, and others, in
conjunction with Greek and Roman myths. Be
prepared for intense, though not voluminous,
assignments.

Required for CMLT majors