Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

ENGL 222: Mythology - Carlson: Readings

Readings for this course

The first text for this course The Essential Homer is available as an ebook through the library. 

Other texts for this course can be found on Reserve at the Library Check Out & Reserves desk OR online as eReserves.

Please contact Anne Bledsoe if you have questions or trouble accessing readings on Reserve.

Key Texts

Supplemental Readings

Louden, Bruce. “Is There Early Recognition between Penelope and Odysseus?; Book 19 in the Larger Context of the ‘Odyssey.’” College Literature, vol. 38, no. 2, Apr. 2011, pp. 76–100. EBSCOhost,

Steiss, Jacob. “Dismantling Winning Stories: Lessons from Applying Critical Literature Pedagogy to ‘The Odyssey.’” Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, vol. 63, no. 4, Jan. 2020, pp. 433–41. EBSCOhost, 

Ramazani, Jahan. “The Wound of History: Walcott’s Omeros and the Postcolonial Poetics of Affliction.” PMLA, vol. 112, no. 3, May 1997, pp. 405–17. EBSCOhost,

Van Sickle, John B. “The Design of Derek Walcott’s ‘Omeros.’” The Classical World, vol. 93, no. 1, 1999, pp. 7–27. JSTOR, 

Fletcher, Judith. “Women's Space and Wingless Words in the Odyssey.” Phoenix, vol. 62, no. 1/2, 2008, pp. 77–91. JSTOR, 

Erba, Michelle. “Renaissance Homer and Wedding Chests: The Odyssey at the Crossroads of Humanist Learning, the Visual Vernacular, and the Socialization of Bodies.” Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 70, no. 3, 2017, pp. 831–61. JSTOR, 

Melas, Natalie. “Forgettable Vacations and Metaphor in Ruins: Walcott’s ‘Omeros.’” Callaloo, vol. 28, no. 1, Jan. 2005, pp. 147–68. EBSCOhost,

Peralta, Dan-El Padilla. “Slave Religiosity in the Roman Middle Republic.” Classical Antiquity, vol. 36, no. 2, 2017, pp. 317–69. JSTOR,