Joseph Campbell, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Joseph Campbell

American mythologist, writer and lecturer

Date of Birth: 26-Mar-1904

Place of Birth: White Plains, New York, United States

Date of Death: 30-Oct-1987

Profession: writer, teacher, historian, translator, ethnologist, university teacher, researcher, academic, anthropologist, lecturer, essayist, orator, short story writer, mythologist, historian of religion

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Joseph Campbell

  • Joseph John Campbell (March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987) was an American Professor of Literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion.
  • His work covers many aspects of the human experience.
  • Campbell's most well-known work is his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), in which he discusses his theory of the journey of the archetypal hero shared by world mythologies, termed the monomyth. Since the publication of The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell's theory has been applied by a wide variety of modern writers and artists.
  • His philosophy has been summarized by his own often repeated phrase: "Follow your bliss." He gained recognition in Hollywood when George Lucas credited Campbell's work as influencing his Star Wars saga.

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