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FCS292 Lecture 2 Jan 16 Quiz (in two weeks) - check material online - discussion questions theme of love.. Ovid’s Art of Love -Roman poet -famous but was banished.. had to do with nature of art of love? (adultery, forbidden) Plato’s Symposium (drinking party) -dialogues -Socrates as main character - tries to find answers by asking questions.. - Aristophanes - love is a desire to find your other half (myth about one whole moving around and threatening Gods - two halves are searching for each other) — when the two halves meet, the danger is that they are so much in love.. and they forget everything else! “Cultural Distance - if you do not have a historical / cultural distance.. it’s difficult to understand a generation has a horizon of expectations - we expect relationships portrayed in a book to be in a certain way. if the book fulfills these expectations, we are happy. ex. modern society: 50 shades of grey “Courtly Love” Ideals of love - someone you desire? what kind of love? What are these ideals based on? => french culture for scope of this course Song of Songs Solomon consorted with foreign women -considered to be a wedding poem -hebrew poetry -mention of body parts of lover - comparison with animals and nature -coming of spring -everything shines when you are in love.. -controversy over some “inappropriate” sentences in the poem -sensual imagery: “open mouth kiss” = your love is better than wine.. -also mentions positions.. describes body of beloved.. evoke/arouse -his fruit was sweet to my taste = oral sex?

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