CLAS 3224 Makings of Pastoral Myth
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CLAS 44.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Pastoral, a powerful mode of mythic imagination, studied in its roots and transformations: plots and themes (herdsmen as lovers, rulers, and poets; kings as herdsmen and poets) originating in ancient Mediterranean cultures and still at work in imagination today. Return and change of basic mythemes to meet the challenges of new times and worlds. This course is the same as English 3188 [50.91] and Comparative Literature 3602 [18.5].
Prerequisite: English 1010  or permission of the chairperson.