COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Fall 2022, Section 006 - Myth and the Female Body
Instruction Mode: Section 006 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

In this course, we will focus on transformations of the female body in classical Greek and Roman mythology (such as Homer’s Odyssey and Ovid’s Metamorphoses) and in biblical narratives (such as The Garden of Eden and Samson and Delilah). What happens when these timeless stories attempt to explain, describe, signify, and perceive the ever-changing, temporal, and mortal body? Throughout the semester we will investigate the power relations between body, gender, and language in myth, and their influence on our current academic writing and discourse.  

To develop skills in critical reading and argumentative writing, we will analyze myths as a literary genre, and we will consider the circulation of such myths in modern literary texts (by writers such as Carmen Maria Machado and Mary Zimmerman) and films (such as Her and The Matrix). We will also investigate what happens to the mythologized body in the era of Instagram and social media, and explore how this might translate into multi-modal academic writing.

Course Requirements:

In addition to regular class participation and discussion, short writing/reflection assignments, and peer review workshops, students will complete three major writing assignments, one of which will be a creative/multimodal project.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for first and second-year students, though it is open to undergraduates across all departments and programs.

Schedule

COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
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