CNRS: Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies

Winter 2017

CNRS370 Theories of Myth Sections

Origins, nature, and transmission of myth in the Western tradition, with particular attention devoted to the interpretation of myth from ancient times up to the present. Some background in myth is recommended.

Instructor(s): Cousland, Robert
This course will examine the origins, nature and transmission of myth in the Western Tradition. It will devote particular attention to the interpretation of myth from ancient times up to the present day. Modern theorists discussed may, among others, include Freud; Jung; the so-called "Cambridge Ritualists;" N.Frye; J. Campbell; C. Levi-Strauss; R. Girard; W. Burkett; E. Cassirer. Prerequisites: None
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CNRS410 The Archaeology of Ancient Cyprus Sections

An overview of the archaeology of ancient Cyprus from the island's initial colonization in the 10th millennium BCE through the period of its rule as part of the Roman Empire (4th century CE).

Instructor(s): Fisher, Kevin
This course provides an in-depth look at the fascinating past of the island of Cyprus: the legendary birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite. Join us and examine the development of Cypriot society from the island’s initial colonization in the 10th millennium BCE through the period of its rule as a province of the Roman Empire in the 4th century CE. We’ll explore a number of themes: new discoveries that are revolutionizing our understanding of the Cypriot Neolithic and the role of Cyprus in the origins and spread of agriculture in the Near East; Cyprus’s rapid transformation from an insular, village-based and largely egalitarian society, to an urbanized “civilization” during the Late Bronze Age; Cyprus’s role in the Late Bronze Age “world system”, in which various societies of the eastern Mediterranean and Near East were increasingly interconnected through trade, warfare, and diplomacy; the emergence and growth of city kingdoms during the early Iron Age, Archaic and...
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CNRS449 Honours Essay Sections

CNRS500B Pro-Seminar in Ancient Mediterranean Studies: Selected Topics - SEM MEDITER STDY Sections

Instructor(s): Huemoeller, Katharine

CNRS503B Studies in Literature, Art and Society - STUD LIT ART Sections

Instructor(s): Gardner, Gregg

CNRS503D Studies in Literature, Art and Society - STUD LIT ART Sections

Instructor(s): O'Hogan, Cillian

CNRS504A Studies in Religion - STUD RELG Sections

Instructor(s): Milstein, Sara

CNRS549 Master's Thesis Sections