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April 7, 2010 Business as Usual Office hours canceled today The Monstrous Human Berserk: Bearshirt and/or shirtless Shapeshifters: Literally "skinchangers" Superwarrior, impervious to weapons Dedicated to inn, battle and warfare Menace and danger in society Transform into animals (usually wolves) Lose their human nature Condemned practice Question 1
According to the description of berserks we have just discussed, would they qualify as monsters according to any of Cohen's 7 Theses? A) Yes B) No Miura's Berserk How is the myth/legend/history used? What is positive about this use? Negative? Do we know other manga, anime, comics or cartoons that do the same or similar thing? For Recitations The "popularization" of Nordic Myth and Religion The Nordic Monster Discussing the various popular media (film, video games, comic books, manga, anime etc. etc) what are some of the depictions of Nordic monsters you can think of? Do they have anything in common? How "accurate" are those depictions, how creative and/or how stereotypical? How might they affect contemporary views of Nordic mythology or religion? Schedule Recitations: The "popularization" of Nordic myth and religion myth and religion Readings for next week: DuBois, chapter 8 "Achieving Faith: Christian Themes and Pagan Functions"; Srensen, "Religions Old and New," pp 218224; "Tale of a Raven" "Drangey Consecrated," tales of Smundur the Learned (Ning/CULearn) ...
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2010 for the course SCAN 3202 taught by Professor Sands,trac during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.
- Spring '08