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Campbell, Frye, and Girard: Myths, Heroes & Ritual Violence in Literature

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dc.contributor.advisor Clayton, Jay
dc.contributor.advisor Wollaeger, Mark
dc.contributor.author Jones, Jesse
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-26T19:37:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-26T19:37:09Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/5121
dc.description English Department Honors Thesis. en_US
dc.description.abstract In my thesis, I analyze the literary theories of Joseph Campbell, Northrop Frye, and Rene Girard for their ability to address political concerns in literature. In the movement from Campbell -- who treated politics with an active disregard -- to Girard -- who has given interviews directly linking his theory of literature with political events such as 9/11 -- I hope to reveal that a theory like Girard's successfully incorporating political concerns is not an invitation to subjectivity, but instead a crucial method of ensuring the theory's adaptability to the ever-changing world in which we live. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University en_US
dc.subject Campbell, Joseph en_US
dc.subject Girard, Rene en_US
dc.subject Frye, Northrup en_US
dc.subject literary theory en_US
dc.subject heroes in literature en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987 -- Criticism and interpretation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987 -- Political and social views en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Girard, René, 1923- -- Criticism and interpretation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Girard, René, 1923- -- Political and social views en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Frye, Northrop -- Criticism and interpretation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Frye, Northrup -- Political and social views en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heroes in literature en_US
dc.title Campbell, Frye, and Girard: Myths, Heroes & Ritual Violence in Literature en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Arts and Science en_US
dc.description.department English Department en_US


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