LIT 283 - To The Underworld And Back

Description
3 credits. Myers. Offered occasionally. Provides a survey of literature about the hero’s trip to the underworld, and what the hero learns from the dead that he needs to take back with him to the realm of the living. The course begins with the myths of Orpheus, Herakles, Odysseus, and other heroes who make it, alive, to the underworld and back, and follows with Book VI of Virgil’s Aeneid, and then Dante’s Inferno. The second half of the course examines variations of this theme in poetry, novels, drama, and film, including the work of Rimbaud, G.B. Shaw, Sartre, Pound, Broch, Monteverdi, Henze, and Birtwistle. Prerequisite: LA 101. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Earned credit or concurrent enrollment in HMST 101.
Credits
3
Attributes
Fulfills Literature or Humanistic Studies elective
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Recent Semesters
Fall 2017
Offered
M
Avg. Class Size
30
Avg. Sections
1