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ERIC Number: ED082211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 45
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Some Meanings and Uses of Myth; Study Group Paper No. 6; On Myths and Translation; and Appendixes I through VII.
Lavin, Albert L.; And Others
The primary purpose of this article is to clarify the place of myth in literature and the English curriculum. Conceived of as symbolic form, myth underpins all human expression, as a way of organizing human response to reality. It holds a central place in literature and can make clear the intimate connections between history and literature because its larger pattern reveals the constant interplay between social mythology and timeless archetypes. It is the task of the English teacher to enable students to identify and utilize myths in their own thinking, reading, and writing through the use of exercises and readings involving exploration and identification of myths. Seven appendixes prepared by the study group on myth are included and address themselves to such issues as how the study of myth might affect teaching style, training in myth criticism, effects of translation on cultural myths, modern psychoanalytic approach to myth, problems in modern readings of myth, and accountability of education for social myths. (LL)
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Authoring Institution: National Association for the Teaching of English (England).; National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.; Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.