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Millennial Mythmaking: Essays on the Power of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Films and Games
Contemporary myths, particularly science fiction and fantasy texts, can provide commentary on who we are as a culture, what we have created, and where we are going. These nine essays from a variety of disciplines expand upon the writings of Joseph Campbell and the hero's journey. Modern examples of myths from various sources such as Planet of the Apes, Wicked, Pan's Labyri ...more
Kindle Edition, 212 pages
(first published December 23rd 2009)
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Edited by John Perlich and David Whitt, Millennial Mythmaking follows up their previous anthology of essays - Sith, Slayers, Stargates, and Cyborgs - with another round of contemporary comparative mythology. Generally connecting back to Joseph Campbell's theories of mythology, this collection examines modern novels, films, and games and compares them to traditional themes (mostly classical, but also western) and analyzes the roles of science fiction and fantasy as contemporary mythology. Topics ...more
Feb 25, 2016 Debbie Ledesma rated it really liked it · review of another edition
This book has several interesting essays on how modern myths can turn up in today 19s books and other media. There are essays about the Harry Potter, the Wizard of Oz and 1CThe Planet of the Apes 1D movies. The different essays showed a different light on their topics and how new myths can emerge in our modern world. I found the book informative and thought provoking.