mythology-clrcAbout CLRC Mythology Classes

The epic heroes of ancient mythology and their encounters with savage monsters, overpowering emotions, and tragic destinies dazzle and touch us to this day. CLRC Mythology courses draw students into the fascinating world of myth through primary sources as well as modern day portrayals of these enduring themes. An understanding of how myths shape and inform cultures is fundamental to evaluating how we are molded by the various tales presented in books and movies in our own day.

"Since it is so likely that (children) will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage." — C. S. Lewis

David Rosenberg, Ph.D.

David  has designed and taught interdisciplinary Humanities (Literature/History) and Great Books courses for middle school and high school students for the last 7 years. He is currently entering his sixth year as a Humanities instructor for the Regents School of Austin and has taught summer courses in psychology, writing, and fantasy literature to Gifted/Talented students at the University of Texas at Austin and in Duke University’s TIP program. His specialty is a form of discussion-centered instruction known as the Harkness method, in which he was trained at Phillips Exeter Academy, and he looks forward to devising new and exciting ways of using the method through the online medium.

David earned his B.A from Penn St. University in 1999 with a double major in English and German and his Ph.D. in German Language and Literature at the University of California in Santa Barbara.

David lives with his wife Misty, four cats Alix, Nicky, Graham, and Lily, and infant daughter Sylvie in Austin, Texas and enjoys reading, writing, and playing the guitar in his spare time.

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