This course will challenge traditional renderings of various heroic tales through the double-edged lens of queer and feminist theory. Our discussions will draw from various scenes and film screenings of classic stories that may include The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Bhagavad Gita, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Aeschylus's trilogy The Oresteia, Homer's Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid, the story of Jesus, Beowulf, and several fairy tales, as well as slightly more contemporary classics such as Herman Hesse's Siddhartha, the Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The Matrix, Harry Potter, and The Wizard of Oz, among others. 100-level courses are open to all students.
Location & Meeting Time
Karp Hall-200+ M/W/F 11:45AM-12:40PM LEC