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Campbell, Joseph

Born: 1904 AD
Died: 1987 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Educators, Orators, Writers


1904 - Born on the 26th of March in White Plains, New York.


1921 - Graduated from the Canterbury School (Connecticut).


He studied biology and mathematics, at Dartmouth College but decided that he preferred the humanities.


1925 - Transferred to Columbia University and received his B.A. in English literature.


1927 - Awarded M.A. in Medieval literature at Columbia University.


        - Received a fellowship provided by Columbia to study in Europe.


1934 - He was offered a position as professor at Sarah Lawrence College.


1938 - Married one of his former students, dancer and dance instructor Jean Erdman.


1949 - Released "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" introduced his idea of the monomyth.


1969 - Wrote "Where the Two Came to Their Father".


        - Wrote an essay Flight of the Wild Gander.


1972 - Authored the Myths To Live By.


        - Retired from Sarah Lawrence College.


1975 - With M. J. Abadie The wrote Mythic Image.


1983 - Authored "The Way of the Animal Powers".


1987 - Died on 31st of October in Honolulu, Hawaii.



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