Introduction to Mythology Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths

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ISBN-13: 9780199859238
Edition: 3rd
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Book details

List price: $124.95
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 4/25/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 6.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.630
Language: English

Integrating original texts with explanations, interpretations, and theory, Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths, Third Edition, introduces students to a wide range of myths - drawn from sources all around the world - from various criticalperspectives. The third edition strengthens its global coverage with two new chapters: Chapter 11, "Mesoamerica," and Chapter 43, "The Vampire as Hero."

Introduction To Studying Myth
Introductory Overview
What is Myth?
Ways of Understanding Myth
Myths Of Creation And Destruction
Creation: Introductory Overview
Greece: Hesiod
Rome: Ovid
The Bible: Genesis (Creation)
Mesopotamia: Enuma Elish
Icelandic/Norse: Prose Edda
North America: Zuni, Hopi, Navaho
Africa: Uganda and Nigeria
China: Nu Kwa
Mesoamerica: Popol Vuh
Destruction: Introductory Overview
Rome: Ovid (Flood)
The Bible: Genesis (Flood)
Icelandic/Norse: Prose Edda (Ragnarok)
Heroes And Tricksters
Introductory Overview
Theory: Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Dave Whomsley)
Mesopotamia: The Epic of Gilgamesh
Applying Theory: A Levi-Straussian Analysis of the Epic of Gilgamesh
India: The Ramayana
Icelandic/Norse: Prose Edda
Africa: The Mwindo Epic
Greece: Sophocles, Oedipus the King
Theory: Claude Levi-Strauss, The Structural Study of Myth
North America: Raven
African and African-American Trickster Stories
Greece: Prometheus
Applying Theory: Different Versions of Myths
Ritual And Myth
Introductory Overview
Theory: Victor Turner, The Forest of Symbols
Greece: Demeter and Persephone
Egypt: Isis and Osiris
Applying Theory: Meals in the Bible
Icelandic/Norse: The Rituals of Iceland
Greece: Heracles and Dionysus
Dreams And Myth
Introductory Overview
Theory: C.G. Jung, Man and His Symbols
Applying Theory: How to Perform a Jungian Analysis
Folktale And Myth
Introductory Overview
Theory: Vladimir Propp, The Morphology of the Folktale
Applying Theory: A Proppian Analysis of The Wizard of Oz
Germany: Grimms' Household Tales
Rome: Apuleius' "Cupid and Psyche"
Applying Theory: Highlighting Different Aspects of the Same Tale Using Multiple Analyses
Contemporary Myth
Introductory Overview
Daniel Boone: Building the Myth Around the Man
Stagecoach and Firefly: The Journey into the Unknown in Westerns and Science Fiction
Harry Potter: A Rankian Analysis of the Hero of Hogwarts
The Vampire as Hero: Tales of the Undead in a Contemporary Context
Literature And Myth
Introductory Overview
Poetry and Myth
Leslie Marmon Silko, "Yellow Woman" (Native-American Oral Myth in Contemporary Context)
Narrative and Myth

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