Event Title

Tropes and Trends

Session Number

K03

Advisor(s)

Tracy Townsend, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Location

A-117

Start Date

28-4-2016 11:05 AM

End Date

28-4-2016 11:30 AM

Disciplines

English Language and Literature

Abstract

Literature and culture can be analyzed alongside each other in order to determine the relationship between a work and its context of origin. By scrutinizing relevant sources, relevant data was collected for the purpose of exploring and articulating this relationship more precisely. Key sources included Joseph Campbell's Myths to Live By and The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Various works of fiction and literary articles were explored in their socio-political context. The majority of the research data indicated the continuing popularity of English classics and retellings. The appeal of these retellings pointed to the compatibility of the socio-political contexts between the source material and the audience of the present day. The differing contexts of the past, in contrast with the present, show how time has diminished the borders between nations with the aftermath of globalization, indicating that the modern world must birth its own myths, serving as the foundation for its future.


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Apr 28th, 11:05 AM Apr 28th, 11:30 AM

Tropes and Trends

A-117

Literature and culture can be analyzed alongside each other in order to determine the relationship between a work and its context of origin. By scrutinizing relevant sources, relevant data was collected for the purpose of exploring and articulating this relationship more precisely. Key sources included Joseph Campbell's Myths to Live By and The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Various works of fiction and literary articles were explored in their socio-political context. The majority of the research data indicated the continuing popularity of English classics and retellings. The appeal of these retellings pointed to the compatibility of the socio-political contexts between the source material and the audience of the present day. The differing contexts of the past, in contrast with the present, show how time has diminished the borders between nations with the aftermath of globalization, indicating that the modern world must birth its own myths, serving as the foundation for its future.