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Note Tag Hero with a Thousand Faces

Viola Davis Cites Campbell in Oprah Interview

Legendary actor Viola Davis cites Joseph Campbell and his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, as being instrumental to her journey in an interview with Oprah Winfrey for a Netflix special titled Oprah + Viola. Davis also points to…

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…

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…

The Hero Gets Another Thousand Faces at Wndr’s Exhibit

In an article for the Chicago Tribune, photos from Wndr’s new exhibit called “All Heroes Need A Guide,” give readers a glimpse into the project themed around Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero with a Thousand Faces.” The exhibit features experiential installations…

Ad Astra and the Flawed Hero

In a post for Asia One, James Mottram gives insight into the creation of James Grays’ newest film, Ad Astra, and how Gray drew from Campbell’s Hero with a Thousand Faces. He wanted his character to be mythic in his…

The Conversation

The Conversation recently published a summary of Campbell’s work, helping to spread his theories and ideas. It gives the full scope of his work, ranging from his earliest writings, to adaptions that were made after his death, such as Vogler’s The…

Viola Davis is a Campbell Fan

Viola Davis, in an interview with the Star Tribune, discusses her struggles, and how Campbell played a role in her life. She makes a point of Campbell’s thoughts on ritual, and the significance it plays in getting people through life. “He…

Woody Harrelson’s Thousand Faces

Mike Sager interviews Woody Harrelson for the Esquire, and the actor references Joseph Campbell when talking about his life balance. “He’s like, you reach this point — and I’m paraphrasing badly — but you get to this point where you realize…

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