• American Folklore Society

  • International Society for Folk Narrative Research

  • Mythopoeic Society








  • Faith, Myth and Literary Creation since 1850, Lille Catholic University, Lille, France May 18-19
  • Anglo-German Mythologies in Literature, the Visual Arts and Cultural Theory, Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations, Queen Mary, University of London, April 25-27



  • Consequentiality: Mythology, Theology, Ontology, Sydney, July 11-13














  • Journal of American Folklore

  • Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies

  • Mythlore




  • Anthologies:

    • Miranda, Pierre, ed.  Mythology: Selected Readings.  Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1972.

    • Rehnolds, Frank, and David Tracy, eds.  Myth and Philosophy.  Albany: SUNY Press, 1990.

    • Segal, Robert A., ed.  The Myth and Ritual Theory: an Anthology.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1998.

    • Vickery, John B., ed.  Myth and Literature: Contemporary Theory and Practice.  Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1966.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Barber, C. L.  Shakespeare's Festive Comedy: a Study of Dramatic Form and its Relation to Social Custom.  1959.

    • Booker, Christopher.  The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories.  London: Continuum, 2005.

    • Burkert, Walter.  Structure and History in Greek Mythology and Ritual.  Berkeley: U of California P, 1979.

    • Bush, Douglas.  Mythology and the Romantic Tradition in English Poetry.  1937.

    • Chase, Richard.  Quest for Myth.  1946.

    • Cook, Arthur B.  Zeus: A Study in Ancient Religion.  3 vols.  1914-40.

    • Coupe, LaurenceMyth.  London: Routledge, 1997.

    • Csapo, Eric.  Theories of Mythology.  2005.

    • Doty, William G.  Mythography: the Study of Myths and Rituals.  1986.

    • Evans-Pritchard, Edward.  Theories of Primitive Religion.  1965.

    • Feldman, B., and R. D. Richardson.  The Rise of Modern Mythology, 1680-1860.  London: , 1975.

    • Fontenrose, Joseph.  The Ritual Theory of Myth.  Berkeley: U of California P, 1966.

    • Kirk, G. S.  Myth: its Meaning and Functions in Ancient and Other Cultures.  Cambridge: CUP, 1970.

    • Knight, G. Wilson.  The Wheel of Fire.  1930.

    • MacCaffrey, Isabel.  Paradise Lost as 'Myth'.  1959.

    • Segal, Robert  A.  "The Myth-Ritualist Theory of Religion."  Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 19 (1980): .

    • Thomson, George.  Aeschylus and Athens: a Study in the Social Origins of Drama.  1941.

    • Versnel, H. S.  "What's Sauce for the Goose is Sauce for the Gander: Myth and Ritual, Old and New."  Approaches to Greek Mythology.  Ed. Lowell Edmunds.  1989.

    • Weston, Jessie L.  From Ritual to Romance.  1920.





  • Anthologies:

    • Calder, William M., ed.  The Cambridge Ritualists Reconsidered: Proceedings of the First Oldfather Conference, Held on the Campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign April 27-30, 1989.  Atlanta: Scholar's Press, 1991.

    • Litz, A. Walton, Louis Menand, and Lawrence Rainey, eds.  Modernism and the New Criticism.  Vol. 7 of Cambridge History of Literary Criticism.  Cambridge: CUP, 2000.
    • McCune, Marjorie, Tucker Orbison, and Philip Withim, eds.  The Blinding of Proteus: Perspectives on Myth and the Literary Process.  Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP, 1980.

    • Wolfreys, Julian, ed.  Modern North American Criticism and Theory.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2006.
  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Ackerman, Robert.  The Myth and Ritual School: J. G. Frazer and the Cambridge Ritualists.  New York: Garland, 1991.

    • Ackerman, Robert.  “Fortunes Of Cambridge: Myth And Ritual in Anglo-American Criticism.”  Social Science Information 15.6 (1976): 919-928.

    • Arlen, Shelley.  The Cambridge Ritualists: An Annotated Bibliography of the Works by and About Jane Ellen Harrison, Gilbert Murray, Francis M. Cornford, and Arthur Bernard CookMetuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1990.

    • Baldick, Chris.  "Beyond the New Criticism: 1945-1968."  Criticism and Literary Theory: 1890 to the PresentLondon: Longman, 1996.  116-160.
    • Baldick, Chris.  Criticism and Literary Theory: 1890 to the PresentLondon: Longman, 1996.
    • Beckett, Sandra L.  Red Riding Hood for All Ages: a Fairy-Tale Icon in Cross-Cultural Contexts.  Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2008.

    • Bottigheimer, Ruth B.  Fairy Tales: a New History.  Albany: SUNY Press, 2009.

    • Bottigheimer, Ruth B.  Fairy Godfather: Straparola, Venice, and the Fairy Tale Tradition.  Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2002.

    • Brooker, Christopher.  The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories.  London: Continuum, 2005.

    • Doty, William G.  Mythography: the Study of Myth and Ritual.  Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 1982.

    • Falck, Colin.  Myth, Truth and Literature.  1989.

    • Fekete, John.  The Critical Twilight: Explorations in the Ideology of Anglo-American Literary Theory from Eliot to McLuhan.  London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1978.
    • Gould, Eric.  Mythical Intentions in Modern Literature.  1981.

    • Harland, Richard.  "Myth Criticism and Northrop Frye."  Literary Theory from Plato to Barthes.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999.  194-199.

    • Kirk, G. S.  Myth: its Meaning and Functions in Ancient and Other Cultures.  1970.

    • Leitch, Vincent B.  "Myth Criticism."  American Literary Criticism from the 30s to the 80s.  New York: Columbia UP, 1988.  115-147.

    • Magnanini, Suzanne M. Fairy-Tale Science: Monstrous Generation in the Tales of Straparola and Basile.  Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2008.

    • Manganaro, Marc.  Myth, Rhetoric, and the Voice of Authority: a Critique of Frazer, Eliot, Frye, and Campbell.  1992.

    • Nash, Christopher.  "Myth and Modern Literature."  The Context of English Literature, 1900-1930.  Ed. Michael Bell.  London: Methuen, 1980.  160-185.

    • O'Connor, William Van.  An Age of Criticism, 1900 - 1950.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1952.
    • Pritchard, J. P.  Criticism in America.  Norman, OK: Pilgrim Press, 1956.
    • Segal, Robert A.  Myth: a Very Short Introduction.  Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004.

    • Stovall, Floyd, and Harry H. Clark.  The Development of American Literary Criticism.  Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina, 1955.

    • Sumpter, Caroline.  The Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

    • Sutton, Walter.  Modern American Criticism.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1963.

    • Vickery, John B.  Myths and Texts, Strategies of Incorporation and Displacement.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1983.

    • Vickery, John B.  Robert Graves and the White Goddess.  Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1972.Wimsatt, William, and Cleanth Brooks.  "Myth and Archetype."  Literary Criticism: a Short History.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957.  699-720.

    • Webster, Grant.  The Republic of Letters: a History of Postwar American Criticism.  1979.

    • Wellek, René.  American Criticism, 1900-1950.  Vol. 6 of A History of Modern Criticism, 1750-1950.  8 Vols.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1986.






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