Fall 2019 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
From morally ambiguous drug dealers to psychopaths out for justice, our culture currently seems more enamored of the anti-hero than of the hero. This course will examine the anti-hero from ancient Greek tragedy to the present, focusing on an array of forms this figure has taken (morally challenged, traumatized, overly-ambitious, deluded, pathetic). We will discuss the particular features of the anti-hero and why the anti-hero retains such a fascination in our culture and its artistic productions. We will also focus on recent television and film portrayals of the anti-hero.
These are subject to change. Please consult syllabus on Coursebook or instructor.
*Paradise Lost* (selections)
*The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo*
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Exams, major paper