Widely distributed in ancient times, the cycle of myths about Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts has inspired many great works of literature. In this course, we will read and discuss a small sample of works inspired by the ancient stories, focusing on the classical tragedy by Euripedes.
Group Leader: Lillian Corti has a Ph.D. in comparative literature, taught French and Comparative Literature at the University of Tulsa and worked as a Fulbright Scholar at the Marien Ngouabi University located in Brazzaville, Congo in 1990. As a member of the English and Women’s Studies faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks from 1991-2008, she taught courses in World Literature and Women’s Literature.
REQUIRED BOOKS: 1) Euripedes, The Medea. Trans. Rex. Warner. Dover. ISBN# 0486275482 and 2) Apollonius of Rhodes, The Argonautica. Trans. E.V.Rieu..Penguin. ISBN# 014-044085-2 and 3) Franz Grillparzer, Medea. Trans Arthur Burkland Register Press
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