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Note Tag The Hero's Journey

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,…

Hero’s Journey Used to Help Students Tell Their Stories

According to The Aspen Times, “…a group of 39 bilingual students at Basalt Middle School, spread across three classes, the kids are mostly non-native English speakers and mostly immigrants, all telling their own stories through a springtime “visual journaling” program…

Brazilian Animated Film Inspired By Works of Campbell

An original animated film created by director Matteo Moriconi and XCave Studios founder Rodrigo Hurtado, and inspired by the works of Joseph Campbell, will celebrate the special online presentation of the event, VFX Rio, according to the Animation World Network.…

The Hero’s Journey, Anti-Heroes, and Gangs of London

Jean Sergent, contributing writer for The Spinoff, explored how Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey is being used and subverted by popular television shows such as Game of Thrones and Gangs of London. Referring to the stages in the Hero’s Journey, Sergent…

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…

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…

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…

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