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GH 201: Introduction to the Great Works: Studies in Epic Literature

Course Description

This course introduces some of the world’s great works of epic literature. The central point of discussion for this course will cover epic definitions, composition, style, technique, types, characteristics, as well as literary terms and conventions. Included in the study of epic will be the Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer, the Aeneid by Vergil, the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf, and Paradise Lost by John Milton. Selected passages from these works will be read and discussed for analysis and comparison. (At least one major project or two minor projects will be required for the semester.)

    

Instructor: Dr. Donald Shorter

If you have questions about this course, please email Dr. Shorter.

Contact

Greg Bierly, Dean

Pickerl Hall 110
Indiana State University
812.237.3225
812.237.3676 fax

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM