"Don't Push Me!" The Heroic Ideal from "The Iliad" to Harry Potter & Grandmaster Flash

Join us for a discussion of the hero's response to challenge and provocation as we explore the values which create character out of conflict and chaos. By looking at classical epic poetry in Homer's Iliad, modern prose fiction in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter, and the contemporary rap music of Grandmaster Flash, Dr. Herron and Professor Lynk will examine the common elements and clear distinctions between various aspects of heroism.

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 6:00pm

Lattie F. Coor Hall, room 120, ASU Tempe campus