Comparative Mythology

"What is the myth you are living?" - Carl Jung

"Every myth
is driven by the obsessive need

to solve
a paradox
that cannot be solved.”
- Claude Levi-Strauss


Where did we come from?

Why are we here?

Where are we going?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mythology is the study of stories designed to help us confront and comprehend
the fears, the dreams and the desires of human experience.

In Comparative Mythology, students will explore the essential questions
woven into the fabric of our existence and expressed in stories from around the globe:

Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going?  

This class invites students to embrace the paradoxes of human experience
through close and critical reading, reflective and creative writing, discussion and presentations.

This exploration of common themes, images and character types will inevitably lead students to self-discovery
as they examine their own personal experiences within the framework of the topics discussed in class.

Claude Levi-Strauss said: "Every myth is driven by the obsessive need to solve a paradox that cannot be solved.”