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REL 294 – Mythologies: “Mythic” Forms in Politics, Popular Culture, and Identity

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Class #: 20484
Section: M001
Credits: 3

Waghorne, Joanne

Counts toward:
Dept Hum, Interdisciplinary

Course Time(s):
MW 03:45 – 05:05 pm

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Course Description:

Often disguised “mythic” forms influence our popular culture, politics, and advertising. A consideration of myth can help unravel the power of so much of daily life in the digital/Facebook world functioning beyond rationalistic views or even open ideology. Beginning with cosmogonic myths of the creation of the world and classic heroic tales in multiple cultures, the course will trace the long debate on interpreting myth from early psychoanalysis to popular figures like Joseph Campbell to harsh warning of the dangers of myth from Roland Barthes and others especially after the rise of Hitler.

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No prerequisites.

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