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Joseph Campbell (1904-1987), a renowned mythologist and Professor of Literature at Sarah Lawrence College, was one of the most influential and well known scholars in the study of mythology and its significance in exploring, defining and understanding the human experience.

Through his 38 year career of teaching at Sarah Lawrence College and delivering hundreds of lectures to other audiences, including institutions such as Eranos and Esalen, Campbell demonstrated his vast breadth of knowledge and interest in mythology. Some of the most well known of his publications include: The Hero With a Thousand Faces (1949), the 4 volume set of The Masks of God (1959-1968), Myths to Live By (1972) and the 2 volume, 5 part Historical Atlas of World Mythology (1983-1989). Additionally, he edited six volumes of selections from the Eranos Yearbooks published by the Bollingen Foundation, and four volumes of the posthumous works of the Indologist Heinrich Zimmer including Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization (1946).

A brief chronology of Campbell's life is available by clicking HERE.

For in-depth biographical information on Joseph Campbell, visit the Joseph Campbell Foundation

OPUS Archives and Research Center is thrilled to announce that beginning January 8th, 2011, the Joseph Campbell and Marija Gimbutas Library will be open to the public from 2:30-4:30 every Saturday, no appointment necessary!

 
       
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