English 297 B is a linked writing course to Classics 430 B. Students will extend their studies of classical Greek and Roman mythologies through their own writing. We’ll have a mythically great time studying adaptations in many genres and forms, so no matter where your interest in classics may come from, you’ll be able to write about it—whether you’re coming from poetry or film, web comics or video games, from your knowledge of original Greek texts to your love of popular novels! We will also consider mythologies from other cultures in an attempt to situate classical Greco-Roman myth in a broader cultural context. Magic (real and unreal), ghost stories, and other forms of mythically-influenced power will sit alongside the classics as we see just how close we can get to the past (and how ultimately, like the tortoise outrunning Achilles, it will elude us). It will be epic.
Link to Syllabus: Babbie Tyler 297 Syllabus Spring 2020 Classics.docx