We will examine how the mythic is made and what purposes myth and magic serve in modern culture. Guided by classic psychoanalytic ideas, we will seek to understand both the conscious and unconscious power of myths. The seven volumes in J. K. Rowling's HARRY POTTER series will be the core texts for the course, and we will explore how these texts were transformed by the eight Potter movies.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYI|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
J.K. Rowling, HARRY POTTER, Vols. 1-7
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Seven one-page response papers. One final assignment.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This class has a very heavy reading load. It would be good if you had read the HARRY POTTER books before. Only one Wesleyan Univ. course can be taken as non-graded towards the major.
|Instructor(s): Steele,Robert S. Times: ...W... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: JUDDB6; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: -4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 19|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
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