Dionysus - Mythology and Poetry of a Nietzschean Inspiration
The Greek god Dionysus became, like Apollo, the symbol of poetic imagination. In the modern era he substituted the Apolline tradition, while Apollo assumed the characteristics of Dionysus. We will examine this central poctological motif in texts by authors including Euripides, Keats, Nietzsche, Pound, and Eliot. Open to advanced undergraduates. Taught in English.