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Joseph Campbell
Joseph John Campbell (March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987) was an American writer. He was a 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 best-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 theories have 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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Born: 1904, White Plains
Died: 1987, Honolulu

Alternate Names: Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987, Campbell, Joseph, 1904-, Campbell, Joseph, كامبل، جوزيف، 1904-1987, キャンベル, ジョゼフ, Cambell, Joseph, 1904-1987, Кэмпбелл, Джозеф 1904-1987, جوزيف كامبل، 1904-1987, Joseph Cambell, Joseph John Campbell
Occupation(s): documentary participant, historian of religion, mythologist, short story writer, orator, essayist, lecturer, anthropologist, academic, researcher, university teacher, ethnologist, translator, historian, teacher, writer
Field(s) of Work: literary theory, mythology, comparative religion, comparative mythology
Employer(s): Canterbury School, Sarah Lawrence College
Associated Place(s): United States