Re: Mythology

Wed, 19 Apr 1995 09:17:50 -0500

A few soruces come to mind:

Dundes, The Flood Myth.
Levi-Strauss, Oedipus (of course), and then T. Turner's version of the
Oedipus myth in R.F. Spencer, ed., Forms of Symbolic Action.
P.J. Claus, A Structuralist Appreciation of Star Trek, (I can't
recall the exact source--a nice bit of humor for a structuralist
section of a course)
Leach, Genesis as Myth
Freud, Totem and Taboo; Levi-Strauss, The Jealous Potter

There is also a very nice volme by M. Detienne, et. al., Myth, Religion
and Society: Structuralist Essays, CUP, 1981, that focus on Greek myth
from the Bronze Age (Homer, Hesiod) through the Hellenistic perio.
I would also suggest, if doing structuralist interpretations of myth,
that you also add a section of film---e.g., some Westerns, noir, etc.

Eric Silvemran
DePauw Univ.