Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths by Eva M. ThuryIntroduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths by Eva M. Thury

Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths

byEva M. Thury, Margaret K. Devinney

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Integrating original texts with explanations, interpretations, and theory, Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths, Fourth Edition, introduces students to a wide range of myths drawn from sources all around the world and approached from various criticalperspectives.
Eva M. Thury is Associate Professor of English at Drexel University. Margaret K. Devinney is Associate Professor Emerita of German at Temple University.
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Title:Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World MythsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:944 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:February 24, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Studying Myth1. What Is Myth?2. Ways of Understanding MythPart II A: Myths of Creation and Destruction3. Greece: Hesiod4. Rome: Ovid (Creation)5. The Bible: Genesis (Creation)6. Mesopotamia: Enuma Elish7. Icelandic/Norse: Prose Edda (Creation)8. North America: Zuni, Hopi, and Navajo (Southwest); and from the Iroquois League (Northeastern Woodlands) NEW9. Africa: Uganda and Nigeria10. China: Nu Kwa, Kuan Yin, and Monkey NEW11. Mesoamerica: Popol VuhPart II B: Destruction12. Rome: Ovid (Flood)13. The Bible: Genesis (Flood)14. Icelandic/Norse: Prose Edda (Ragnarok)Part III: Heroes and Tricksters15. Theory: Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, (Dave Whomsley)16. Mesopotamia: The Epic of Gilgamesh17. Applying Theory: A Levi-Straussian Analysis of the Epic of Gilgamesh, (G. S. Kirk)18. India: The Ramayana(Expanded intro!)19. Icelandic/Norse: Prose Edda20. Arthurian Legend: The Holy Grail, Donna Rondalone NEW21. Africa: The Mwindo Epic22. Greece: Oedipus the King - Sophocles23. Theory: The Structural Study of Myth, - Claude Levi-Strauss24. North America: Raven25. African and African-American Trickster Stories26. Greece: Prometheus27. Applying Theory: Different Versions of MythsPart IV: Ritual and MythIntroductory Overview28. Theory: The Forest of Symbols - Victor Turner29. Greece: Demeter and Persephone30. Egypt: Isis and Osiris31. Applying Theory: Meals in the Bible (Mary Douglas)32. Icelandic/Norse: The Rituals of Iceland (H.R. Ellis Davidson)33. Greece: Heracles and DionysusPart V: Dreams and Myth34. Theory: Man and His Symbols - C.G. Jung35. Applying Theory: How to Perform a Jungian AnalysisPart VI: Folktale and MythIntroductory Overview36. Theory: The Morphology of the Folktale - Vladimir Propp37. Applying Theory: A Proppian Analysis of The Wizard of Oz38. Germany: Grimms' Household Tales39. Rome: "Cupid and Psyche" - Apuleius40. Applying Theory: Highlighting Different Aspects of the Same Tale Using Multiple AnalysesPart VII: Contemporary Myth41. Daniel Boone: Building the Myth around the Man42. Stagecoach and Firefly: The Journey into the Unknown in Westerns and Science Fiction - Fred Erisman43. Harry Potter: A Rankian Analysis of the Hero of Hogwarts - M. Katherine Grimes44. The Vampire as Hero: Tales of the Undead in a Contemporary ContextPart VIII: Literature and MythIntroductory Overview45. Poetry and Myth46. "Yellow Woman": Native-American Oral Myth in a Contemporary Context - Leslie Marmon Silko47. Narrative and Myth

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"Introduction to Mythology covers mythology and also introduces the notion of myth in contemporary narrative form, all the while offering a coherent analytical group of ideas to explain why these themes we find in mythology are still in our narratives today. And it does so in one book. It isthe only book I know of that takes such a comprehensive approach to the subject." --Bob G. Warren, Valencia College