3. Rank on Myth

Myth Theorized - Robert A. Segal

Robert A. Segal [+-]
University of Aberdeen
Sixth Century Chair in Religious Studies University of Aberdeen


Discusses the theory of Freud's one time disciple Otto Rank, who provided his then master with literary evidence for the Oedipus complex and proceeded to devise a pattern of hero myths - the Freudian counterpart to the quasi-Jungian Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949). Rank proceeded to break with Freud and helped transform the focus of psychoanalysis, most certainly including myth, from the Oedipal stage to the pre-Oedipal one -- from, one might say, the father to the mother.

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Segal, Robert. 3. Rank on Myth. Myth Theorized. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Oct 2021. ISBN 9781781798645. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37557. Date accessed: 12 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37557. Oct 2021

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