Literature: Use of Archetype, Mythology
Small group and individual tutorials allow students to concentrate on archetypal themes and patterns in core and individually selected texts. From the rite of passage in Homer to the ironic reversal in modern literature, students will develop an ability to link different works across borders of time, language and genre. Both the Classical and Modern readings share a common concern with structuring Truth out of a world of disorder. Relevant to the students' study and experience on Paros is special attention given to the myths of Apollo, Dionysos, and Orpheus, as well as a consideration of modern Greek writers, such as Kazantzakis, Seferis, and Ritsos. This course consists of two different modules: readings in Classical Greek literature and “The Art of the Novel and Novella”. The approach is to use perspectives gained from one line of reading to inform the other, thus forming a neatly integrated program of study. 3 credits.