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LEC # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction

2 Culture, Sign and Symbol Response essay, on Susan Sontag’s Illness as Metaphor (2 pages) due in class
3 Discuss Illness as Metaphor

4 Metaphor and Other Tropes

5 More Tropes

6 Interpreting Metaphor

7 Metaphorical Imperialism

8 Animals

9 Animals and Classification Trope Quick-pick (1 page) due
10 Roosters and Interpretation

11 The Human Body

12 More Bodies

13 Classification and Cosmology Essay with rewrite due
14 Ritual

15 Passage and Persuasion

16 Ritual and Power

17 Magic and Ritual Curing Tropes field assignment (3-4 pages) due
18 Narrative and Life

19 Narrative and Control

20 Folktale and Form Second field assignment (3-4 pages) due
21 Little Red Riding Hood and the Freudian Wolf

22 Goldilocks Meets Oedipus Essay on Narrative (3 pages) due
23 Hyenas and Demon Brides

24 Jaguars, Vampires, and Starlets Proppian Analysis of Narrative (3 pages) due
25 Movies on Myth

26 Wrap up Structural Myth Analysis Sketch (2 pages) due

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