Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fun Classes

So this quarter I have some leeway in my schedule for a fun class of my choosing. At the same time, the English Department at my school was offering a Fantasy Literature class! How could I pass up this opportunity?! Anyways, this quarter should be a lot of fun. Not only do I get to take a fun Fantasy class, but I also have a mythology and symbolism class for a Humanities requirement. Plus two accounting classes, and a Public Admin class to top everything off and I'm that much closer to graduation! Here's the lists of books I have to read this quarter for my classes:

Fantasy Literature
1. The Wood Beyond the World, William Morris (read for free here)
2. The King of Elfland's Daughter, Lord Dunsany
3. Lud-in-the-Mist, Hope Mirrlees
4. The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
5. Titus Groan, Mervyn Peake
6. Biting the Sun, Tanith Lee
7. Lords and Ladies, Terry Pratchett
8. The Etched City, K.J. Bishop
9. Dreams Underfoot, Charles de Lint

Myth, Metaphor, and Symbolism
1. The Hero With a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell
2. The Epic of Gilgamesh
3. The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone; Sophocles
4. Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit, Daniel Quinn


Christopher Maloy said...

You should have been an English major.

Scott H. said...

Nah, I looked into doing a minor, but it would take extra time at school just to get it and I wasn't really interested in extending my education as of right now for an irrelevancy...I guess I'll just remain a common old bibliophile

Jared said...

As a former Humanities Major, I am a bit jealous that you get to delve into all this. But at the same time, I'm glad to be out of school and to these things at my own pace now.

Over the summer if the Symbolism In Literature bug grabs you, try a book titled Bruges La Mort. Great book full of varying levels of symbolism.

Scott H. said...

Thanks Jared, I'll have to check that out when I get a chance, it sounds interesting