Professor Grant L. Voth, Ph.D.

Professor Grant L. Voth
  • Monterey Peninsula College
  • Purdue University
No idea of any single culture will ever capture the entire human sense of god, or creation, or the hero; and to get a more complete human picture, we have to look at the myths of many cultures.
Dr. Grant L. Voth is Professor Emeritus at Monterey Peninsula College in California. He earned his M.A. in English Education from St. Thomas College in St. Paul, MN, and his Ph.D. in English from Purdue University. Throughout his distinguished career, Professor Voth has earned a host of teaching awards and accolades, including the Allen Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching, and he was named Teacher of the Year by the Monterey Peninsula College Students' Association. He is the author of insightful scholarly books and articles on subjects ranging from Shakespeare to Edward Gibbon to modern American fiction, and he wrote many of the official study guides for the BBC's acclaimed project, The Shakespeare Plays. Before joining the faculty at Monterey Peninsula College, Professor Voth taught at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University and for several years served as a consultant on interdisciplinary studies programs for the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has led travel-study tours to countries including England, Ireland, France, Greece, and Turkey, and he is a frequent guest lecturer for the internationally acclaimed Carmel Bach Festival in Carmel, California.
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"Professor Voth's knowledge of and enthusiasm for world literature is inspirational. I found myself with a free week to keep watching his lectures and that's just what I did."

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39 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) Myth in Human History & Classical Mythology  Set

    (Set) Myth in Human History & Classical Mythology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $629.90 Starting at $629.90 $629.90 $629.90$629.90
    Travel around the world and sample some of the greatest myths in the history of human civilization with this intriguing two-course set. Get a comprehensive survey of some of the world's most enduring myths and the diverse cultures behind them with Myth in Human History. Then, focus on the most important characters and stories from Greek and Roman mythology with Classical Mythology.
  2. (Set)  The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books & Analysis and Criti Set

    (Set) The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books & Analysis and Criti

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $314.90 Starting at $314.90 $314.90 $314.90$314.90

    Out of stock

  3. (Set) Classics of Russian Literature & History of World Literature  Set

    (Set) Classics of Russian Literature & History of World Literature

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
    Read between the lines of some of the world's richest literary masterpieces in this two-course set taught by award-winning professors. Start with Classics of Russian Literature, which introduces you to works such as Dostoevsky's Crime and Broaden your literary horizons with this two-course set in which literary scholars and engaging professors introduce you to masterpieces from all around the world. Experience how...
  4. (Set) History of World Literature & Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition  Set on sale

    (Set) History of World Literature & Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $1,073.00 Starting at $102.90 $1,269.90 $102.90$1,269.90
    Sample brilliant literary masterpieces from around the world in The History of World Literature, which covers such vibrant works as The Epic of Gilgamesh and Things Fall Apart. Then, survey the lives and works of Western literature's masterful writers—including Homer, Shakespeare, and Virginia Woolf—in Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition.
  5. (Set) A Day's Read & Masterpieces of Short Fiction Set

    (Set) A Day's Read & Masterpieces of Short Fiction

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $329.90 $329.90$329.90
  6. (Set) Myth in Human History & Exploring the Roots of Religion  Set

    (Set) Myth in Human History & Exploring the Roots of Religion

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
    Go back in time in search of human history's most powerful, enduring myths and some of the archaeological remains of its oldest faiths in this two-course set. In Myth in Human History, survey the world's great myths and the diverse cultures behind them. And in Exploring the Roots of Religion, learn how sacred buildings, tomb structures, and more provide us with insight into early spiritual beliefs from around the...
  7. (Set)  The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books & Books That Have Ma Set

    (Set) The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books & Books That Have Ma

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $289.90 Starting at $289.90 $289.90 $289.90$289.90

    Out of stock

  8. (Set) Great Mythologies of the World & Greek Tragedy Set

    (Set) Great Mythologies of the World & Greek Tragedy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $879.90 Starting at $879.90 $879.90 $879.90$879.90
    Ancient stories have influenced modern literature in a plethora of ways – from plots, to characters, to the morals they teach. Take a deep-dive into some of the greatest stories ever told with this two-course set. Learn the origins of timeless myths from around five continents with Great Mythologies of the World and then take a deep dive into some of the most compelling Greek dramas written with Greek Tragedy.
  9. (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History Set

    (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $399.90 $399.90$399.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Begin by exploring 36 ideas – philosophy, science and more – that have changed the face of civilization. Then, dive into ancient history and hopscotch around the world and across time to experience the fascinating variety of what the past has to offer.
  10. (Set) Great Mythologies of the World & Heroes and Legends Set

    (Set) Great Mythologies of the World & Heroes and Legends

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $744.90 Starting at $744.90 $879.90 $744.90$879.90
    The abundant stories of the world helped define and shape our civilizations. Explore the origins, heroes, villains, and messages from the some of the great cultures with this two-course set. Start with the Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature to discover memorable characters in fiction. Then explore the archetypes provided the basis for these stories in Great Mythologies of the World.
  11. (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & World Was Never the Same Set

    (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & World Was Never the Same

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $629.90 Starting at $629.90 $629.90 $629.90$629.90

    Out of stock

  12. (Set) Great Mythologies of the World & Cultural Literacy for Religion Set

    (Set) Great Mythologies of the World & Cultural Literacy for Religion

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $744.90 Starting at $744.90 $879.90 $744.90$879.90
    Explore the religious, cultural, and historical context and impact of some of the most famous stories of all times with this two-course set. Discover some of the most important and influential ancient stories from five continents with Great Mythologies of the World. Then Cultural Literacy for Religion will explore how religion informs our everyday lives, from art and music to laws and civic engagement.
  13. (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & 36 Big Ideas Set

    (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & 36 Big Ideas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $499.90 $499.90$499.90

    Out of stock

  14. (Set) Great Mythologies of the World & Classical Mythology Set

    (Set) Great Mythologies of the World & Classical Mythology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $744.90 Starting at $744.90 $879.90 $744.90$879.90
    No matter how much you think you know mythology, this two-course set will open your eyes to fascinating, new insights. Great Mythologies of the World will introduce you to the ancient stories of ancient civilizations for five continents, while Classic Mythology will provide a deep dive into primary characters and most important stories of classical Greek and Roman mythology from Athena to Zeus.
  15. (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & Foundations of Western Civ Set

    (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & Foundations of Western Civ

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $399.90 $399.90$399.90
  16. (Set) Native Peoples of North America & Great Mythologies of the World Set

    (Set) Native Peoples of North America & Great Mythologies of the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $764.90 Starting at $764.90 $894.90 $764.90$894.90
    Reveal a new side of history with this two-course set. Start by enriching your understanding of Native America and its diverse peoples with Native Peoples of North America. Then, look at the history of ancient civilizations through the lens of the stories they told in Great Mythologies of the World.
  17. (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World Set

    (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $399.90 $399.90$399.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Start by exploring 36 revolutionary figures that have changed the course of history. Then, dive into 36 books that have played a central role in shaping our culture – from entertaining and instructing to shaping our social mores.
  18. (Set) Great Mythologies of the World & Myth in Human History Set on sale

    (Set) Great Mythologies of the World & Myth in Human History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $888.00 Starting at $111.90 $999.90 $111.90$999.90
    Powerful gods, fearless heroes, frightening monsters, ingenious tricksters, and epic battles are just the beginning of your adventures with this two-course set exploring the engrossing world of myths. Great Mythologies of the World introduces you to the ancient yet timeless stories of five continents. Myth in Human History delves into mythology's profound importance in shaping nearly every aspect of culture.
  19. (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & The Persian Empire Set

    (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & The Persian Empire

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $329.90 $329.90$329.90