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Note Tag Joseph Campbell

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…

Celebrating Joe

This week we celebrate the birthday of our beloved mythologist, mentor and friend, Joseph Campbell. Joe was born on March 26, 1904. In looking back at his post-graduate life, Joe often spoke of those five “formative years” in Woodstock, NY.…

WNYC, Diane Wolkstein, and Joseph Campbell

Storyteller, author, and folklorist Diane Wolkstein (1942-2013) produced and hosted Stories From Many Lands. Sponsored by the New York City Parks Department, the Saturday morning children’s program aired from 1968-1980.  Wolkstein’s career as the Parks Department’s first full-time storyteller began in…

FINDING JOE Made Available on YouTube

The official full length version of FINDING JOE: A story about Joseph Campbell and The Hero’s Journey has been made available via YouTube by the filmmaker, Patrick Solomon. The documentary features Deepak Chopra, Robin Sharma, Rashida Jones, Sir Ken Robinson…

The Bachelor as Monomyth?

Vulture writer, Olivia Crandall, recently made her case that hit TV show, The Bachelor, closely follows Joseph Campbell’s monomyth. “Simba, Harry Potter, Peter Weber. What do these young pups have in common? No, it’s not battling nefarious scars but rather existing…

Acclaimed Jeweler Points to Campbell as Inspiration

Acclaimed Jeweler and creator of Bee Goddess, Ece Sirin points to Joseph Campbell, and specifically his book, Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine as inspiration for her celebrated work. She told Vanity Fair, “He gave more than 20 lectures and…

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…

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