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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Cinematic Mythmaking

In Cinematic Mythmaking, Irving Singer explores the hidden and overt use of myth in various films and, in general, the philosophical elements of a film's meaning.

Cinematic Mythmaking

Author: Irving Singer

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262264846

Page: 256

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Mythic themes and philosophical probing in film as an art form, as seen in works of Preston Sturges, Jean Cocteau, Stanley Kubrick, and various other filmmakers. Film is the supreme medium for mythmaking. The gods and heroes of mythology are both larger than life and deeply human; they teach us about the world, and they tell us a good story. Similarly, our experience of film is both distant and intimate. Cinematic techniques—panning, tracking, zooming, and the other tools in the filmmaker's toolbox—create a world that is unlike reality and yet realistic at the same time. We are passive spectators, but we also have a personal relationship with the images we are seeing. In Cinematic Mythmaking, Irving Singer explores the hidden and overt use of myth in various films and, in general, the philosophical elements of a film's meaning. Mythological themes, Singer writes, perform a crucial role in cinematic art and even philosophy itself. Singer incisively disentangles the strands of different myths in the films he discusses. He finds in Preston Sturges's The Lady Eve that Barbara Stanwyck's character is not just the biblical Eve but a liberated woman of our times; Eliza Doolittle in the filmed versions of Shaw's Pygmalion is not just a statue brought to life but instead a heroic woman who must survive her own dark night of the soul. The protagonist of William Wyler's The Heiress and Anieszka Holland's Washington Square is both suffering Dido and an awakened Amazon. Singer reads Cocteau's films—including La Belle et la Bête, Orphée, and The Testament of Orpheus—as uniquely mythological cinematic poetry. He compares Kubrickean and Homeric epics and analyzes in depth the self-referential mythmaking of Federico Fellini in many of his movies, including 81⁄2. The aesthetic and probing inventiveness in film, Singer shows us, restores and revives for audiences in the twenty-first century myths of creation, of the questing hero, and of ideals—both secular and religious—that have had enormous significance throughout the human search for love and meaning in life.

Women and Embodied Mythmaking in Irish Theatre

Provides an historical overview of women's mythmaking and thus their contributions to, and an alternative genealogy of, modern Irish theatre.

Women and Embodied Mythmaking in Irish Theatre

Author: Shonagh Hill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108485332

Page: 300

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The rich legacy of women's contributions to Irish theatre is traditionally viewed through a male-dominated literary canon and mythmaking, thus arguably silencing their work. In this timely book, Shonagh Hill proposes a feminist genealogy which brings new perspectives to women's mythmaking across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The performances considered include the tableaux vivants performed by the Inghinidhe na hireann (Daughters of Ireland), plays written by Alice Milligan, Maud Gonne, Lady Augusta Gregory, Eva Gore-Booth, Mary Devenport O'Neill, Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy, Paula Meehan, Edna O'Brien and Marina Carr, as well as plays translated, adapted and performed by Olwen Four. The theatrical work discussed resists the occlusion of women's cultural engagement that results from confinement to idealised myths of femininity. This is realised through embodied mythmaking: a process which exposes how bodies bear the consequences of these myths, while refusing to accept the female body as passive bearer of inscription through the assertion of a creative female corporeality.

M I A Or Mythmaking in America

Explores why the belief in the existence of live POWs in Southeast Asia has exercised a profound influence on American life

M I A   Or  Mythmaking in America

Author: Howard Bruce Franklin

Publisher: Lawrence Hill Books

ISBN:

Page: 225

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Explores why the belief in the existence of live POWs in Southeast Asia has exercised a profound influence on American life

Mythmaking on Madison Avenue

This provocative work - resulting from Randazzo's vast personal experience, research, and insight - unveils a whole new perspective on advertising and reveals a deep understanding of how marketers can unleash this power to create leadership ...

Mythmaking on Madison Avenue

Author: Sal Randazzo

Publisher: Irwin Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9781557384270

Page: 289

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Frpm Betty Crocker to Harley Davidson, "Brand Mythology" is critical in today's era of rampant product parity. Randazzo demonstrates how advertising professionals leverage the collective pool of cultural, psychological, and mythical elements to create and maintain long-term brand identity and product loyalty.

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.

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.