Monsters, Gods, and Heroes: The Epic in Literature (Portable Professor Series)

Monsters, Gods, and Heroes: The Epic in Literature (Portable Professor Series)

by Timothy B. Shutt
     
 

PORTABLE PROFESSORTM is a series of exciting and informative lectures recorded by some of today's most renowned university and college professors. Each course introduces listeners to fascinating, and sometimes startling, insights into the intellectual forces that shape our understanding of the world. Each package includes 14 riveting…  See more details below

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PORTABLE PROFESSORTM is a series of exciting and informative lectures recorded by some of today's most renowned university and college professors. Each course introduces listeners to fascinating, and sometimes startling, insights into the intellectual forces that shape our understanding of the world. Each package includes 14 riveting lectures presented by notable professors as well as a book-length course guide.

The epic is one of the foundations of Western literature. These sweeping tales of bitter trial and fantastic adventure have given the world its most celebrated heroes and most reviled villains, and the great epic themes—love, death, and the interplay between the human and the divine—are universal. In this lively and engrossing course, Professor Timothy B. Shutt takes us on a tour of some of the greatest examples of the form, illustrating why they remain as compelling today as in centuries past.

COURSE LECTURES

  1. The Epic
  2. Homer and the Iliad
  3. Homer and the Iliad (Continued)
  4. Homer and the Odyssey
  5. The Aeneid
  6. The Aeneid (Continued)
  7. Beowulf
  8. Dante and The Divine Comedy
  9. The Divine Comedy: Inferno
  10. The Divine Comedy: Purgatorio
  11. The Divine Comedy: Paradiso
  12. The Renaissance Epic and The Faerie Queene: Book I
  13. Paradise Lost
  14. Paradise Lost and Later

Timothy B. Shutt is a graduate of Yale, and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia, where he specialized in medieval literature and the history of ideas. Shutt, who is also teaches the Portable Professor course Foundations of Western Thought: Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans, joined Kenyon College in 1986. He has since been lecturing to packed houses and is honored frequently for his teaching skills.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760770313
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
05/12/2005
Series:
Portable Professor Series
Edition description:
8 CDs, 14 Lectures, and Book Length Cour
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.24(h) x 2.11(d)

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