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ENGL 234: Mythology - Rowse: Home

This is a LibGuide to help students research for the English 234 final paper on a mythological character or myth throughout time.

Assignment

For this paper, you will select a particular myth or mythological character, and research how that myth or figure has been presented in different eras. For instance, you could look at Hercules and see how he was presented (if at all) in the middle ages, the Renaissance, the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, and in modern times. You can look at different kinds of stories told (poems, plays, operas, etc.), different types of art, and different forms of media. This paper should be 4 pages or so (no longer than 6).

Try using your myth or mythological figure in combination with the following search terms (not all at once!)

history

histor*

depiction*

portrayal*

media

poetry

poem*

stories

story

stor*

renaissance

middle ages

17th century

18th century

19th century

20th century

modern

perception*

reception*

art*

artistic

theatre

theater

cinema

film

movie*

television

book*

literature

litera*

music*

comic*

graphic*

sociol*

 

 

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