Tagged: The Hero with a Thousand Faces

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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...

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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,...

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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....

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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...

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Ad Astra and the Flawed Hero

In a post for Asia One, James Mottram gives insight into the creation of James Grays’ newest film, Ad Astra, and how Gray drew from Campbell’s Hero with a Thousand Faces. He wanted his...

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Campbell and Other Fun Facts About Star Wars

Holly Mosley writes for Contact Music about the Star Wars Saga and a few facts the fans may not know about the films! This list includes 10 exciting facts, one of which talks about the...

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Michael Jackson’s Heroic Journey

Aida Amoako writes for The Atlantic about On the Wall, a new exhibition in London about Michael Jackson. According to Amoako, this exhibition seeks to understand what the superstar and his mythic image meant to the world....