Fun fact: this Prezi went viral in 2012. At the time of this posting is sits at just under 60,000 views.
I was asked once why no movies were on the D2 list - the answer is that movies are not defined by LUDIC ACTIVITY (interactivity/gamification), which in theory is the defining characteristic of the D2 list. They would be appropriate for comparison purposes in D2 but only with a selection from D2 (no "Harry potter movie vs. Books" essays please! Save that for Interactive Story II: Transmedia Worlds!)
We discussed the "History of Fantasy" (EDIT: prezi AND the video that wouldn't load is below) and will follow up with Aarne-Thompson and Propp models of "Fairy Tale" for next time, then dive headfirst into mono-myth with Bashir and Campbell. Plan to have "Hero" read in a few weeks to fill in any holes as you prepare to write D1/D2.
Be prepared to discuss the "Quest" concept as defined by Howard. Grab it and read it if you have never done so over the next few weeks. It's a very quick read!