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GRAD > ENGL > 629

The Epic Imagination

An inquiry into the nature and resources of the epic ambition and the epic imagination across historical periods, artistic forms, and cultures. The core examples of epic at the center of this course will be literary texts such as THE ILIAD or THE AENEID, THE FAERIE QUEENE, PARADISE LOST, THE SAGA OF THE VOLSUNGS, and THE LORD OF THE RINGS, but the seminar may also examine the epic impulse in opera, symphonic music, theater, and film.

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