An eerily faceless sculpture with a veil sits on the left of the image before a background of carven letters on stone. The words on the right read "Till We Have Faces" with Dr. Corey Olsen, The Tolkien Professor.

Till We Have Faces

Join Corey Olsen the Tolkien Professor for an in-depth look at C.S.Lewis’s amazing adaptation of the Cupid and Psyche Myth.

Cupid and Psyche, in turn, is a sophisticated telling of one of the oldest folk tales, known to us now as “The Beauty and the Beast.” These folktales of Aarne-Thompson-Uther type 425C explore cultural anxieties around sexuality, the “other,” duty, family, and just what it means to be human. This story is old. Really old. Like, three or so thousand years old. Why do we keep needing it?

Wednesday nights at 10pm Eastern.

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Life is Too Short to Read Fast!  In each class session, Corey will end by forecasting what he will likely discuss for next time and how far ahead folks should read.  You can simply attend and hear it from him!