Joseph Campbell
#604 Overall Influence

Joseph Campbell

American mythologist, writer and lecturer

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Joseph John Campbell was an American professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work covers many aspects of the human experience. Campbell’s best-known work is his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces , in which he discusses his theory of the journey of the archetypal hero shared by world mythologies, termed the monomyth.

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Columbia University
Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

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Dartmouth College
Dartmouth College

University and liberal arts college in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States

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Sarah Lawrence College
Sarah Lawrence College

Private liberal arts college in the United States

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Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

German university in Munich, Bavaria

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#160 World Rank #76 USA Rank
Anthropology
#206 World Rank #39 USA Rank
History
#462 World Rank #100 USA Rank
Literature
#553 World Rank #222 USA Rank
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