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Note Tag A Hero With a Thousand Faces

Taylor Swift and Campbell’s Hero’s Journey

In an article for The Washington Post, Peter Manseau, curator of American religion at the Smithsonian, outlined the journey musician Taylor Swift takes in her 2012 breakup ballad “All Too Well” through the lens of Joseph Campbell’s monomyth. He states,…

Using Campbell in Scientific Storytelling

Oxford PhD student, Josh Ettinger cites Joseph Campbell and his book, The Hero With a Thousand Faces, as powerful resources for storytelling within the sciences. In an article for Nature.com, Ettinger states, “When scientists describe their research to audiences outside…

UNC-Duke Basketball and Joseph Campbell

“A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow…

Star Wars and The Hero With a Thousand Faces

“It’s no secret that Star Wars director George Lucas was profoundly influenced by comparative mythologist and literature professor Joseph Campbell and his seminal work The Hero With A Thousand Faces (1949). In case you don’t know what that book contains, here’s a very brief summary of…

Campbell Inspires Festival in Gyaan Adab

Hina Siddiqui, programme coordinator of The Heroine’s Journey Festival, says, “The objective of the programme is to start a dialogue towards evolving the representation of women and femme people in the arts and media. Through the festival, we hope to…

‘The Mandalorian’ Has Many Talking Campbell

Disney’s new Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, has many analyzing the show and bringing up one of Star Wars creator George Lucas’s key sources in creating the original films — Joseph Campbell. Jon Favreau, creator of  The Mandalorian, has been…

Campbell Inspires Theme of Military Veterans’ Event

Amanda Etter, director of University of San Diego’s Military and Veterans Program (MVP) and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, coordinated the theme, “Our Stories, Our Journeys.” She said was inspired by author Joseph Campbell’s book, The Hero with a Thousand…

Russian Linesman Musically Explores the Monomyth

Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth has inspired artists in virtually every field in both direct and indirect ways. Electronic music maverick, Russian Linesman recently completed a project that explores the Monomyth in six distinct acts. Each song is named after the relevant…

Joseph Campbell & Into The Woods

Michael Pulliam writes for the The Maui News about MAPA Live’s production of “Into the Woods, comparing the musical to Joseph Campbell’s mythology classic, “The Hero with a Thousand Faces.” The article goes over Campbell’s Mono-myth and the Hero’s Journey, explaining how  the…

The Beatles: Myth or Fact?

Todd Leopold writes for CNN.com about The Beatles, their success and the stories that were told of them. According to Leopold, the group’s fame grew so big that the myths revolving the band became bigger than facts, and now it…

Sylvester Stallone and the Galaxy

Samuel Brace writes for the website Flickering Myth about Sylvester Stallone and his role on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. Influenced by Joseph Campbell’s A Hero With a Thousand Faces, Stallone speaks on different generation’s heroes and myths, happy to…

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