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Note Tag The 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…

RuPaul Talks Joseph Campbell on Jimmy Kimmel Show

Entertainer RuPaul brought up Joseph Campbell and his seminal work, The Hero With a Thousand Faces, while discussing differences between Superman, Wonder Woman, and Spider-Man on the Jimmy Kimmel show. To watch the video clip, click here. The discussion involving…

Campbell Cited in Psychiatric Times

In an article for the Psychiatric Times, H. Steven Moffic, MD, an award-winning psychiatrist, a prolific writer and speaker, cited Joseph Campbell and the Hero’s Journey as a reference point for navigating the pandemic era of Covid-19. Moffic received the…

Will Smith Credits Joseph Campbell in New Memoir

In his memoir, titled WILL, actor Will Smith credits Joseph Campbell’s work as being key to his career and life. According to an article by Jane Mulkerrins in The Times, Smith “credits his film career trajectory to Joseph Campbell’s theory…

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…

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…

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