Greek Mythology

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An interdisciplinary study and analysis of Greek mythology. We will begin with the investigation of the relationship between myth, religion and culture in ancient Greece. We will explore the Greek view of the irrational and its position on fate and free-will. We will examine the nature of the Greek pantheon and the issues raised by the unique nature of the Greek gods as well as the aporias of the Greek view of human nature.

Joyce, Beckett & Modernism

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Using the work of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett as primary intellectual guides, this interdisciplinary seminar will examine the many trajectories and themes of modernism in fiction, poetry, drama, art, …

The Body

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This course will examine principal texts and interpretations of the major figures in continental thought on the concept of the body. The texts we will study and discuss encompass the most foundational, innovative, and influential thinking on the body in the modern, postmodern, and posthuman eras.

The Political Economy of Death

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This course examines and critically analyzes the history of concepts about death and dying. We examine the various definitions of death through the study of concepts of life, which are …