Great Courses: Heroes & Legends
Thursday, October 31, 2019Time 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Heroes & Legends
Thursdays and Fridays, October 31 – December 13 | 10:00am
Special Interest Room | No Charge | Pre-Registration Required
Facilitator: Karen Zarse
Heroes hold a special place in our imagination. It brings to mind a strong, fearless warrior who swoops in to save the day. What do these memorable characters have in common? What impact have they made on world history? Heroes and Legends offers an opportunity to study some of the most memorable and important characters ever created. Professor Thomas Shippey from St. Louis University takes 24 main characters from literature and considers each with his criteria for a hero/heroine. He is a master storyteller and covers a combination of contextual history and cultural values of the time. He highlights changing social mores and the story’s relevance to today.
There is no charge to attend, but you must pre-register. A maximum of 15 participants will be accepted.