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The Journey: Creating a Course of Study

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A presentation describing how to create a literature/film course based on the study of the monomyth.

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The Journey: Creating a Course of Study

  1. 1. The JourneyCreating a Course of Study Dana Huff The Weber School Twitter: @danamhuff huffenglish.com
  2. 2. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life tosomething bigger than oneself.”
  3. 3. Why?So what?
  4. 4. How is the pattern of the monomythdemonstrated by various culturesaround the world in various timeperiods?
  5. 5. How do archetypes inform ourunderstanding of literature and theworld?
  6. 6. How are the hero, his/her quest, andhis/her ideals still valid and useful intoday’s world?
  7. 7. How has the monomyth been influentialin shaping subsequent literature and film?
  8. 8. Goals• Students will become well-versed in literary theories of the monomyth and the heroic quest.• Students will interpret and apply the monomyth to various works of literature and film.
  9. 9. http://www.huffenglish.com/webquests/campbell.html
  10. 10. PresentationsDeparture/SeparationInitiationReturn
  11. 11. Star Wars The HobbitThe Hunger Games The Matrix
  12. 12. Create your own monomyth
  13. 13. Analyze anew text
  14. 14. Harry Potter? NO!
  15. 15. Dana Huffhuffenglish.com @danamhuff
  16. 16. Works Cited• Slide 1: Lucas, George. “Luke’s Journey.” Star Wars. Web. • Slide 8: Lucas, George. “Luke Skywalker.” Star Wars. Web. 27 Sep. 2008. 13 Nov. 2011.• Slide 2: Moyers, Bill and Joseph Campbell. “The Power of • Slide 8: Paolini, Christopher. “Eragon.” Web. 13 Nov. 2011. Myth.” Web. 13 Nov. 2011. • Slide 8: Collins, Suzanne. “The Hunger Games Wallpaper.” The Hunger Games. Web. 13 Nov. 2011.• Slide 3: balt-arts. “wallpaper—The Island.” Flickr. Web. 13 Nov. 2011. • Slides 9-13:Varlan, Horia. “Question Mark Made of Puzzle Pieces.” Flickr. Web. 25 Apr. 2010.• Slide 4: Le Dû, Stéfan. “To Be or Not to Be (a Clone).” • Slide 14: McKay, Dan. “Slightly Confusing Signs.” Flickr. Flickr. Web. 12 Nov. 2010. Web. 7 Nov. 2010.• Slide 5: Hinds, Gareth. “The Odyssey Cover.” The Comic. • . Slide 16: Warner Brothers. “Snape, Ron, and Harry.” Web. 13 Nov. 2011. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Web. 13 Nov. 2011.• Slide 5: Pratinidhi, Balasaheb Pandit Pant. “Bharata Asks • Slide 17: The Hero CC. “The Hero’s Journey.” YouTube. for Rama’s Footwear.” Wikipedia. Web. 13 Nov. 2011. Web. 13 Nov. 2011.• Slide 5: Otranto’s Cathedral. “Detail from The Life Tree.” • Slide 18. Matrix Fans 2007. “The Matrix: Joseph Campbell Monomyth.” YouTube. Web. 13. Nov. 2011. Timeless Myths: Arthur Legends. Web. 13 Nov. 2011.• Slide 6: Stokes, Marianne. “Aucassin and Nicolette.” • Slide 20: Keeandra. “Pink Paint.” Flickr. Web. 11 Nov. 2010. Wikipedia. Web. 13 Nov. 2011. • Slide 21: Clarke, Brenda. “Key 2.” Flickr. Web. 10 Nov. 2010.• Slide 6:Van Rosen, Georg. “Odin,The Wanderer.” Wikipedia. Web. 13 Nov. 2011. • Slide 22: Kleon, Austin. “Mindmap of Joseph Campbell’s The Power of Myth.” Flickr. 13 Nov. 2011.• Slide 6: Griset, Ernst. “Reynard the Fox.” Wikipedia. Web. • Slide 23: McLeod, Scott. “We Trust You with the 13 Nov. 2011. Children, but Not with the Internet.” Flickr. 12 Nov.• Slide 7: 20th Century Fox. “Wolverine.” X-Men. Web. 13 2010. Nov. 2011. • Slide 24: Kratochvil, Petr. “Young Woman Bored.”• Slide 7: Pixar. “Toy Story Wallpaper.” Toy Story. Web. 13 PublicDomainPicture.net. Web. 13 Nov. 2011. Nov. 2011. • Slide 25: Time. “What Makes You Eat More Food.” Time.• Slide 7: Warner Brothers. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Wallpaper.” Harry Potter and the Order of the Web. 13 Nov. 2011. Phoenix. Web. 13 Nov. 2011.

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