presented by Tim Pagaard, Chuck Charter, Tim.Pagaard@gcccd.edu
Workshop Number: CC-S-642
For this spring's session we'll read Yann Martel's Life of Pi. It's the best modern treatment I've seen of the nature of myth; that's the approach we'll take in our discussion. Keith Oatley explains: Myth is a kind of societal distillate of human struggles with life. Karen Armstrong: [M]yth always reflects the precariousness of human existence [and] is about a plane of being which is different from the quotidian world, but which interpenetrates it and gives it meaning.