The Master, Claude Lévi-Strauss, On How To Decode Myths And Fairy Tales

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The Master, Claude Lévi-Strauss, On How To Decode Myths And Fairy Tales

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 18:45

The world's magical myths and fairy tales are all variations on a small number of themes. Ultimately, according to the great French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, they amount to One Myth Only, a single web of mythology embracing the entire human species. One consequence is that once a particular story has been successfully decoded, it can serve as a key to the interpretation of neighbouring myths....

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Jack And The Beanstalk: Its Place In World Mythology
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 18:45
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square. map

Jack and the Beanstalk has its roots in a Cornish male initiation ritual, echoes of which can be found throughout the world.