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Literature: Uncovering the World of Myth

In this 10-week, online course learners will read, explore and enjoy stories from an array of the great texts that belong to the mythic traditions of the Classical world and wider antiquity; you will consider the hold that mythology continues to have over the modern mind, thinking about how and why these works and stories still resonate today and have persisted for so long, as well as setting them against their own time and seeking to understand their original intent. In doing so we will think about genre, style and form, as well as considering authorship and culture through appraising the backgrounds and context of each text, and particular writers, whilst also looking into more modern art and culture that has been influenced by and reworked these myths, this will add crucial context but also dive into the modern reading of the texts and myths. All texts will be read in English translation in a supportive atmosphere and with a knowledgeable tutor

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 19/04/2024 -
Fri 28/06/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Simon Haworth
Course code:
Q00013311
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £74.00