Rene Girard and Myth An Introduction
Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Myth
The Poetics of Myth
Northrop Frye on Myth
Cassirer and Langer on Myth An Introduction
Psychoanalytic Approaches to Myth
Kenneth Burke on Myth An Introduction
Jung and the Jungians on Myth
Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliade
By Robert A. Segal
April 29, 2022
Comparing and evaluating modern theories of myth, this book offers an overview of explanations of myth from the social sciences and the humanities. This ambitious collection of essays uses the viewpoints of a variety of disciplines - psychology, anthropology, sociology, politics, philosophy, ...
By Angus Nicholls
November 10, 2016
This is the first book-length critical analysis in any language of Hans Blumenberg’s theory of myth. Blumenberg can be regarded as the most important German theorist of myth of the second half of the twentieth century, and his Work on Myth (1979) has resonated across disciplines ranging from ...
By Richard Golsan
January 02, 2002
In this comprehensive introduction to the work of contemporary French critic Rene Girard, Richard Golsan focuses on Girard's theory of myth and its connections to his broader exploration of the origins of suffering and violence in Western culture. Golsan highlights two of Girard's primary concepts...
By Robert A. Segal
July 15, 2016
First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....
By Robert Ackerman
August 16, 2002
The enduring importance of his book The Golden Bough keeps J.G. Frazer's name prominent on the list of the most significant figures in modern religious studies. But by no means was Fraser the sole influence on the Cambridge-based school of thought-- myth-ritualism-- most often associated with him....
By Eleazar M. Meletinsky
July 27, 2000
'Serious students will savor Meletinsky's rich and complex book. The opening section alone is valuable for its erudite examination of modern theory about myth, with special attention to Levi-Strauss and the structuralists. Meletinsky grasps the essentials of theories he discusses and makes clear ...
By Ford Russell
August 29, 2000
Nortrop Frye differed from other theorists of myth in tracing all of the major literary genres--romance, comedy, satire, not just tragedy--to myth and ritual. This volume is the most thorough presentation of his thinking on the subject....
By William Schultz
January 20, 2016
This book provides a detailed overview of the approach by two of the leading philosophical theorists of myth....
By Daniel Merkur
July 17, 2014
This book surveys the history of psychoanalytic treatments of myths variously as symptoms of psychopathology, as cultural defense mechanisms, and as metaphoric expressions of ideas that may include therapeutic insights....
By Lawrence Coupe
June 09, 2014
Kenneth Burke--rhetorician, philosopher, linguist, sociologist, literary and music critic, crank--was one of the foremost theorists of literary form. He did not fit tidily into any philosophical school, nor was he reducible to any simple set of principles or ideas. He published widely, and is ...
By Steven Walker
January 02, 2002
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was never more insightful and intriguing than when he discussed mythology. The key to understanding the Jungian approach to mythology lies in the concept of the image, which provides the basis for his theory of the unconscious. By emphasizing the image over the word, ...
By Douglas Allen
April 26, 2002
This multidisciplinary study is the first book devoted entirely to the critical interpretation of the writings of Mircea Eliade on myth. One of the most popular and influential historians and theorists of myth, Eliade argued that all myth is religious. Douglas Allen critically interprets Eliade's ...