Odysseys and Identities

First-Year Seminar Program 109

Usual Description

Students will read Homer’s Odyssey and several narratives that evoke and reinterpret that work, including the Cohen brothers’ O Brother Where Art Thou, Atwood’s The Penelopiad, and Martel’s The Life of Pi. We will consider the idea of the journey home as a typical structure for narratives of identity, and we will analyze the problem of unreliable narrators in these stories. Students will work extensively on their composition skills.

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
First-Year Seminar Program 109 Taught by Kirk Ormand
First-Year Seminar Program 109 Taught by Kirk Ormand
First-Year Seminar Program 109 Taught by Kirk Ormand
First-Year Seminar Program 109 Taught by Kirk Ormand