01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR
Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 124
Section Information for Fall 2017
This section of RELI 235 will focus primarily on the religious literature written by Highland Maya of Guatemala beginning in the sixteenth century. Specifically, the first portion of this course will involve a close reading of the Popol Wuj (an early collection of Maya cosmogonic and theogonic myths). This will include a brief comparative introduction to other ancient Maya and Aztec myths. The second portion of this course will then consist of reading two novels that will explore the continued influence of the Popol Wuj in later fiction: Men of Maize by Miguel Ángel Asturias (the second Nobel laureate in literature from Latin America) and Time Commences in Xibalbá by Luis de Lión (the first Maya author to write a novel).
Note: Each section of RELI 235 has a very different focus and does not read the same materials. This is the only section with readings of Native American (Maya) religious literature.
Satisfies the general education requirement in literature.
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