• Intro to World Mythology
  • ENGL 122 CRN 20769
  • MW 8:00-9:15    HU109
  • Prof Carol Malmi, Ph.D.

They told each other stories to create meaning and order in a world of mystery.

Mythological dragons appear in everything from architecture to movies. Learn the symbols, the meanings and the shared dreams behind dragons.
Mythological dragons appear in everything from architecture to movies. Learn the symbols, the meanings and the shared dreams behind dragons.

What do myths from the past tell us about ourselves and our future?   Ancient peoples lived together in a world of the senses, with technology at the level of sharpened stones, the concept of science millennia ahead.  

Imagine living drenched in the sounds of wind howling in the storm, water rushing in flood, cawing birds creating a wall of sound from sunrise to moonset, the hoarse mutterings of animals, the crash  of thunder, the flashing fires in the sky.  Was it beautiful?  Was it evil?  What caused it all? A god?  A monster?   

They told each other stories to create meaning and order in a world of mystery. We inherit these stories as myths, captured in textbooks, living today in contemporary art forms and social constructs.

So, in our world of technology and science, ruled by human intelligence and human inventions of artificial intelligence, how does myth still speak to us?  Can it help us organize and understand experience today?  Sign up to find out.

ENGL 122 CRN 20769 Intro to World Mythology

MW 8:00-9:15  HU109    Prof Carol Malmi, Ph.D.

 

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