Myth and Mythmaking

Essays focusing on some of the ways in which myths have been made, and made to function, in the rich cultural history of India from the dawn of history through to the present day.

Myth and Mythmaking

Author: Julia Leslie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136778810

Page: 194

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Essays focusing on some of the ways in which myths have been made, and made to function, in the rich cultural history of India from the dawn of history through to the present day.

Worlds Within Women

Focusing on the connection between metaphor and myth, Thelma Shinn provides a methaphoric reading of fantastic literature by women that enables the reader to glimpse its underlying mythic purpose and content.

Worlds Within Women

Author: Thelma J. Shinn

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313251016

Page: 214

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Focusing on the connection between metaphor and myth, Thelma Shinn provides a methaphoric reading of fantastic literature by women that enables the reader to glimpse its underlying mythic purpose and content. She examines some seventy novels by twenty-four women writers and draws on a rich variety of secondary sources in literature, women's studies, science fiction/fantasy scholarship, and comparative mythology.

Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking

Over the course of three main sections focused on biblical, rabbinic, and zoharic sources, Fishbane lays to rest modern biases against monotheistic myths through a masterful, systematic exploration of various cosmogonies, theomachies, and ...

Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking

Author: Michael A. Fishbane

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199284207

Page: 458

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Over the course of three main sections focused on biblical, rabbinic, and zoharic sources, Fishbane lays to rest modern biases against monotheistic myths through a masterful, systematic exploration of various cosmogonies, theomachies, and eschatologies.

The New South Creed

First published in 1970, The New South Creed has lost none of its usefulness to anyone examining the dream of a "New South" -- prosperous, powerful, racially harmonious -- that developed in the three decades after the Civil War, and the ...

The New South Creed

Author: Paul M. Gaston

Publisher: NewSouth Books

ISBN: 1603061444

Page: 195

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First published in 1970, The New South Creed has lost none of its usefulness to anyone examining the dream of a "New South" -- prosperous, powerful, racially harmonious -- that developed in the three decades after the Civil War, and the transformation of that dream into widely accepted myths, shielding and perpetuating a conservative, racist society. Many young moderates of the period created a philosophy designed to enrich the region -- attempting to both restore the power and prestige and to lay the race question to rest. In spite of these men and their efforts, their dream of a New South joined the Antebellum illusion as a genuine social myth, with a controlling power over the way in which their followers, in both North and South, perceived reality.

Mythmaking across Boundaries

This volume explores the dynamics of myths throughout time and space, along with the mythmaking processes in various cultures, literatures and languages, in a wide range of fields, ranging from cultural studies to the history of art.

Mythmaking across Boundaries

Author: Züleyha Çetiner-Öktem

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443892467

Page: 375

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This volume explores the dynamics of myths throughout time and space, along with the mythmaking processes in various cultures, literatures and languages, in a wide range of fields, ranging from cultural studies to the history of art. The papers brought together here are motivated by two basic questions: How are myths made in diverse cultures and literatures? And, do all different cultures have different myths to be told in their artistic pursuits? To examine these questions, the book offers a wide array of articles by contributors from various cultures which focus on theory, history, space/ place, philosophy, literature, language, gender, and storytelling. Mythmaking across Boundaries not only brings together classical myths, but also contemporary constructions and reconstructions through different cultural perspectives by transcending boundaries. Using a wide spectrum of perspectives, this volume, instead of emphasising the different modes of the mythmaking process, connects numerous perceptions of mythmaking and investigates diversities among cultures, languages and literatures, viewing them as a unified whole. As the essays reflect on both academic and popular texts, the book will be useful to scholars and students, as well as the general reader.

Myth and Literature

This collection of thirty-four major essays devoted to the theories, methods, and problems of myth criticism offers a convenient and substantial introduction to one of the most distinctive trends in contemporary literary study.

Myth and Literature

Author: John B. Vickery

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803252080

Page: 391

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This collection of thirty-four major essays devoted to the theories, methods, and problems of myth criticism offers a convenient and substantial introduction to one of the most distinctive trends in contemporary literary study. The essays (many of them previously uncollected) are arranged to lead from general considerations to analyses of specific authors. The four Part I selections constitute an informal survey of the views of myth and ritual taken by disciplines other than literature. In Part II the first six essays relate the concept of myth and ritual to general literary theory, while the final three evaluate the uses of myth in critical theory and practice. The twenty-one Part III essays, which apply myth criticism to individual literary works or authors, afford a representative sampling of the mythopoeic patterns discerned in literature from Home to Faulkner. Among the contributors are: David Bidney, Gäza R¢heim, Joseph Campbell, Clyde Kluckhohn, Stanley Hyman, Philip Wheelwright, Richard Chase, Harold Watts, Northrop Frye, Andrew Lytle, Philip Rahv, Francis Fergusson, Marvin Magalaner, John Lydenberg, and Harry Slochower.

The Mythmaking Frame of Mind

The essays are organized chronologically with many interconnecting themes.

The Mythmaking Frame of Mind

Author: James Burkhart Gilbert

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 325

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Thirteen essays, written by prominent cultural and intellectual historians, illustrate some of the directions of cultural and intellectual history as it is practiced in the United States. The essays are organized chronologically with many interconnecting themes. These themes include the rise of commercial culture, the rise of city and urban life, the formation of the middle class, and the ways in which social myths (the myth of Santa Claus, for example) function to interpret the meanings of modern life.

Myth and Southern History The New South

Many historical myths are actually false yet psychologically true. The contributors to this volume see myth and reality as complementary elements in the historical record.

Myth and Southern History  The New South

Author: Patrick Gerster

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252060250

Page: 208

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Many historical myths are actually false yet psychologically true. The contributors to this volume see myth and reality as complementary elements in the historical record. Myth And Southern History is as much a commentary of southern historiography as it is on the viability of myth in the historical process.

Slaying the Dragon

"Batto argues persuasively that biblical authors, like other ancient Near Eastern authors, used mythic traditions in composing their new syntheses.

Slaying the Dragon

Author: Bernard Frank Batto

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664253530

Page: 248

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"Batto argues persuasively that biblical authors, like other ancient Near Eastern authors, used mythic traditions in composing their new syntheses. . . . His bold argument is impressive".--Richard J. Clifford, Professor of Old Testament, Weston School of Theology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Millennial Mythmaking

These nine essays from a variety of disciplines expand upon the writings of Joseph Campbell and the hero's journey.

Millennial Mythmaking

Author: John Perlich

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786455926

Page: 212

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Contemporary myths, particularly science fiction and fantasy texts, can provide commentary on who we are as a culture, what we have created, and where we are going. These nine essays from a variety of disciplines expand upon the writings of Joseph Campbell and the hero’s journey. Modern examples of myths from various sources such as Planet of the Apes, Wicked, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Spirited Away; the Harry Potter series; and Second Life are analyzed as creative mythology and a representation of contemporary culture and emerging technology.

Myths of Europe

This volume sits on the interface between culture and politics and is important reading for all those interested in the transmission of myth and in both the past and the future of Europe.

Myths of Europe

Author: Richard Littlejohns

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042021470

Page: 295

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Myths of Europe focuses on the identity of Europe, seeking to re-assess its cultural, literary and political traditions in the context of the 21st century. Over 20 authors – historians, political scientists, literary scholars, art and cultural historians – from five countries here enter into a debate. How far are the myths by which Europe has defined itself for centuries relevant to its role in global politics after 9/11? Can 'Old Europe' maintain its traditional identity now that the European Union includes countries previously supposed to be on its periphery? How has Europe handled relations with the non-European Other in the past and how is it reacting now to an influx of immigrants and asylum seekers? It becomes clear that founding myths such as Hamlet and St Nicholas have helped construct the European consciousness but also that these and other European myths have disturbing Eurocentric implications. Are these myths still viable today and, if so, to what extent and for what purpose? This volume sits on the interface between culture and politics and is important reading for all those interested in the transmission of myth and in both the past and the future of Europe.

Migration and Mythmaking in Anglo Saxon England

Through the retelling of this story, the Anglo-Saxons ordered their complex history and identified their destiny as a people.

Migration and Mythmaking in Anglo Saxon England

Author: Nicholas Howe

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780268034634

Page: 198

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A revisionist interpretation of Anglo-Saxon England. Nicholas Howe proposes that the Anglo-Saxons fashioned a myth out of the 5th-century migration of their Germanic ancestors to Britain. Through the retelling of this story, the Anglo-Saxons ordered their complex history and identified their destiny as a people. Howe traces the migration myth throughout the literature of the Anglo-Saxon period, in poems, sermons, letters and histories from the sixth to the eleventh centuries.