Myth-Building in Modern Media

The Role of the Mytharc in Imagined Worlds

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About the Book

Mythology for centuries has served as humanity’s window into understanding its distant past. In our modern world, storytelling creates its own myths and legends, in media ranging from the world of television and cinema to literature and comic books, that help us make sense of the world we live in today.
What is the “Mytharc,” how did it arise, and how does it inform modern long-form storytelling? How does the classical hero’s journey intersect with modern myth and narrative? And where might the storytelling of tomorrow take readers and viewers as we imagine our future? From The X-Files to H.P. Lovecraft, from Lost to the Marvel cinematic universe and many worlds beyond, this study explores our modern storytelling mythology and where it may lead us.

About the Author(s)

A.J. Black writes about popular culture in entertainment on his blog, Cultural Conversation, his website Set The Tape, and other outlets. He lives in Birmingham, England.

Bibliographic Details

A.J. Black
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7563-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3755-6
Imprint: McFarland