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CafeLitt 134: Greek Mythology, Theories of interpretation

Thu 20 Aug 2009, 19:00, by Mehdi Keshtkar, at Bistro Oxford :2170 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montreal (Map)
Case study of Oedipus Myth in Psychoanalytic and Structural approaches

First Part: (15 min)

  • Definitions of Myth and Mythology
  • Theories of interpretation
  • A more detailed introduction to:
    • Psychological theories (Freud, Jung)
    • Structural theories (Lévi-Strauss, Burkert)

Second Part: (15-20 min)

  • Case Study: Detailed narration of Theban Saga ( From the Myth of Io, Europa, Cadmus, Laius, Oedipus, Sophocles Oedipus at Colonus, The end of Oedipus, Antigone tragedy and finally, Epigoni and Son's of seven against Thebes)

Third Part: (15 min)

  • Structural and Psychoanalytic interpretation of Oedipus Myth

Q & A, Discussion (45 min)



Mehdi Ghafouri at Tue 25 Aug 2009

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