Middlebury

FYSE 1023

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Gods, Goddesses, and Demons in Indian Art
Indian mythology and epic literature abound with stories of conflicts between the forces of good and evil. There are multiple forms of Hindu gods and goddesses who battle an array of evil and colorful demonic foes, and each cosmic battle embodies a profound philosophical lesson about relative values and complex moral choices. We will explore the meanings and myriad creative expressions of this rich terrain through a lively variety of artistic depictions—in mythological literature, painting, sculpture, drama, dance, television, film, graphic novels, and contemporary arts.3 hr sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART CW SOA
Equivalent Courses:

Sections in Fall 2003

Fall 2003

FYSE1023A-F03 Lecture (Wilson)