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

dc.contributor.advisorClayton, Jay
dc.contributor.advisorWollaeger, Mark
dc.contributor.authorJones, Jesse
dc.descriptionEnglish Department Honors Thesis.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn 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.publisherVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.subjectCampbell, Josephen_US
dc.subjectGirard, Reneen_US
dc.subjectFrye, Northrupen_US
dc.subjectliterary theoryen_US
dc.subjectheroes in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshCampbell, Joseph, 1904-1987 -- Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshCampbell, Joseph, 1904-1987 -- Political and social viewsen_US
dc.subject.lcshGirard, René, 1923- -- Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshGirard, René, 1923- -- Political and social viewsen_US
dc.subject.lcshFrye, Northrop -- Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshFrye, Northrup -- Political and social viewsen_US
dc.subject.lcshHeroes in literatureen_US
dc.titleCampbell, Frye, and Girard: Myths, Heroes & Ritual Violence in Literatureen_US
dc.description.collegeCollege of Arts and Scienceen_US
dc.description.departmentEnglish Departmenten_US

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