The Myth of Geek

Thursday, October 25th, 2007 • 2 Comments on The Myth of Geek

I saw this listed today and it made me happy (I just had the news confirmed yesterday):

HUM 256
Mythology in Literature and The Arts
Instructor: Wright,Kristina L
1/7/2008-5/5/2008
Days: F Time: 6:00:00 PM – 8:40:00 PM

I know I’m a total geek, but I really wanted to teach this class.  (I will also be teaching two or three sections of College Composition again, as well.)  Those who remember my months of Lilith research won’t be surprised that I’m interested in mythology.  I’m sure I will panic at some point in the next few weeks as I try to figure out how to make a Friday evening class educational and entertaining, but for now it just makes me smile to see my name under the class listing.  (Oh, and holding class in a bar is not an option, by the way.)

Recommendations for books, articles or other resources on the topic are greatly appreciated.

Posted by Kristina in School
  • Katie says:

    I want to take your class. You probably surmised this from the text message I sent you. Eh, it’s a desire worth restating.

    As for ideas… first, I wonder how do YOU define mythology? I mean, do you still consider it mythology if it is a living religion? If you aren’t ruling out some modern mythology I have some suggestions, not books, but other resources.

    Are you familiar with the Kumari? They are girls that are a living representation of the goddess Kali in Nepal. The girls are selected at around age 3, and put through rigorous tests, and if they pass, they are allowed to remain goddess until that fine day when they begin to menstruate. I haven’t found this movie yet, but I’m dying to see it. It is a documentary about three of kumari girls.
    http://www.livinggoddessmovie.com/

    Also, I wonder if you could get someone from the Nansemonde tribe to come talk about the myths of the tribe. I’m not familiar with any first hand, but I’d love to hear some, and I’m sure they have them. I know that they do appearances on request.

    Do you plan to discuss Buddha? The Dalai Lama? I am completely fascinated with Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, I wonder what happened to him after China took him into “protective custody.” I wonder if he is dead, if not, will he ever reappear to claim his rightful place in Tibet?

    OK, enough questions from me. May I take the class????
    ~Katie

  • Jae says:

    I just keep reading this post.  It makes me so proud!

    Ten minutes and counting

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