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Myth and Mythic Criticism

  • By: Susan Mackey-Kallis
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Myths are enduring big stories that, neither literally true nor false, are more or less functional for interpreting human experience and giving life shape, substance, and meaning. Speaking to universal and cultural beliefs, values, and experiences, myths are articulated in dreams and ...

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