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LITR 239 01 (11639) /WGSS209/MGRK216/CLCV216
Dionysus in Modernity
George Syrimis
F 1.30-3.20 RKZ 04
Fall 2017 
No regular final examination
Areas Hu
Permission of instructor required
Readings in translation

Modernity's fascination with the myth of Dionysus. Questions of agency, identity and community, and psychological integrity and the modern constitution of the self. Manifestations of Dionysus in literature, anthropology, and music; the Apollonian-Dionysiac dichotomy; twentieth-century variations of these themes in psychoanalysis, surrealism, and magical realism.