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Myth and the Human Sciences: Hans Blumenberg's Theory of Myth

Myth and the Human Sciences: Hans Blumenberg's Theory of Myth

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...

Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Myth

Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Myth

Robert A. Segal
July 15, 2016

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Cassirer and Langer on Myth: An Introduction

Cassirer and Langer on Myth: An Introduction

William Schultz
January 20, 2016

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Psychoanalytic Approaches to Myth

Psychoanalytic Approaches to Myth

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....

Kenneth Burke on Myth: An Introduction

Kenneth Burke on Myth: An Introduction

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...

The Poetics of Myth

The Poetics of Myth

Eleazar M. Meletinsky
January 21, 2014

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Myth and Ritual School: J.G. Frazer and the Cambridge Ritualists

The Myth and Ritual School: J.G. Frazer and the Cambridge Ritualists

Robert Ackerman
August 16, 2002

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliade

Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliade

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...

Rene Girard and Myth: An Introduction

Rene Girard and Myth: An Introduction

Richard Golsan
January 02, 2002

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Jung and the Jungians on Myth

Jung and the Jungians on Myth

Steven Walker
January 02, 2002

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Political Myth

Political Myth

Christopher Flood
November 21, 2001

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Northrop Frye on Myth

Northrop Frye on Myth

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....

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