Calendar

NOTE : Daily assignments are posted on our Blog.


UNITS

INTRODUCTION (August 25–27)

  • Course goals & requirements
  • Screening classical myth
  • Engaged viewing

UNIT 1 — PERSEUS & MEDUSA (September 1–17)

  • Heroism & divine help
  • Visualizing the monstrous
  • Divine presence on screen

UNIT 2 — HERACLES / HERCULES (September 22–October 8)

  • From pan-Hellenic to all-American
  • The labors of a hero
  • The meaning of muscle

UNIT 3 — MEDEA & JASON (October 13–22)

  • What is leadership?
  • Helper maidens & murdering mothers
  • Epic adventure versus tragedy

UNIT 4 — THE TROJAN SAGA (October 27—November 19)

  • Making the perfect Helen
  • Spatial projections in screen epic
  • Color-blind casting

DATES to REMEMBER

AUGUST

  • 24 M — Classes begin
  • 25 Tu — Introduction begins
  • 27 Th — Introduction ends
  • 31 M — Add deadline

SEPTEMBER

  • 01 Tu — Unit 1 begins
  • 07 M — Drop deadline
  • 14 M — Fall Classics Lecture, 6:30 PM (EST)
  • 17 Th — Unit 1 ends
  • 20 SuQuiz 1 due, noon (EST), via email
  • 22 Tu — Unit 2 begins. Semester Project overview
  • 24 ThAnalysis: Graubart & Ricci on Hercules (1958)
  • 29 TuAnalysis: Huntley & Savage on The Legend of Hercules (2014)

OCTOBER

  • 04 SuSemester Project: Thesis due, noon (EST), via email
  • 06 TuAnalysis: Rosenblum & Whatley on Hercules (2014)
  • 08 Th — Unit 2 ends. Grade options deadline
  • 11 SuQuiz 2 due, noon (EST), via email
  • 13 Tu — Unit 3 begins
  • 18 SuSemester Project: Preliminary bibliography due, noon (EST), via email
  • 15 ThAnalysis: Eiger & Raker on Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
  • 22 ThAnalysis: Cullors & Pettit on Medea (1969). Unit 3 ends
  • 25 SuQuiz 3 due, noon (EST), via email
  • 27 Tu — Unit 4 begins
  • 29 ThAnalysis: Gross & Jefferson on Helen of Troy (1956)

NOVEMBER

  • 01 SuSemester Project: Annotated bibliography due, noon (EST), via email
  • 03 Tu — Election Day: No class
  • 05 ThAnalysis: Davis & Knepper on Troy (2004)
  • 12 ThAnalysis: Bernstein & Padala on Iphigenia (1977)
  • 15 SuSemester Project: Rough draft due, noon (EST), via email
  • 16 MSemester Project: Rough draft meetings begin
  • 19 Th — Unit 4 ends. Last CC 365 class
  • 20 F — Last day of Fall classes
  • 22 SuQuiz 4 due, noon (EST), via email
  • 23 MSemester Project: Rough draft meetings continue
  • 28 Sa — Study Days begin
  • 30 M — Study Days end

DECEMBER

  • 01 Tu — Final exams begin
  • 04 FSemester Project: Final draft due, noon (EST), via email