Statement of the Topic
Greek mythological archetypes relevance to 21st century societies underpins the proposed research topic.
Despite an assumed belief held by modern society, Greek mythology continues have relevancy in 21st century society.
Analysis of the Major Source for the Project
The idea for this proposed academic investigation looks at showing how Greek mythology archetypes continue in modern society as an unconscious driving force in attitudes about competition, ideals about what constitutes life success. Review of the literature as sources for this project takes into consideration several elements framed corporate practices, psychological implications, literature and film imagery, as well as gender and politics in Greek tragedy. These include Bodkin (1951) on how there exist imagery in poetry, religion, and philosophy drawn from the foundations of Greek mythos; Crable and Vibbert (1995) look at modern corporate responsibility and compare activities to the Prometheus effect; Farrell (2000) on film and literature and mythology in modern productions; and, McAdams (2005) on psychology and narrative identities.
Bodkin, Maud. Studies of Type-Images in Poetry, Religion, and Philosophy. London: Oxford UP, 1951
Bodkin provides information centered on archetypes of the human experience. The author discusses how these archetypes created by different races (including the ancient Greek mythology) emerge in the imagery of poetry, religion, and philosophy and are relevant to the academic exploration of the proposed project explained here."
Crable, Richard E., and Steven L. Vibbert. "Mobil's Epideictic Advocacy: "Observations" of Prometheus Bound." Public Relations Inquiry as Rhetorical Criticism: Case Studies of Corporate Discourse and Social Influence. Ed. William N. Elwood. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1995. 27-45
Ferrell, William K. Literature and Film as Modern Mythology. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2000
In depth, discussions abound in this book about the effect of ancient mythology influencing modern film and literature subjects, themes, and imagery. Examples of the discussion include movie and book classics such as “All the King’s Men.” As a resource for the suggested topic of the research and writing project, this literature provides pertinent information.
Fitzpatrick, Peter. The Mythology of Modern Law. New York: Routledge, 1992
Gray, Richard M. Archetypal Explorations: An Integrative Approach to Human Behavior. New York: Routledge, 1996
McAdams, Dan P. "Chapter 6: A Psychologist Without a Country or Living Two Lives in the Same Story." Narrative Identities: Psychologists Engaged in Self-Construction. Ed. George Yancy and Susan Hadley. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2005. 114-30
McAdams chapter in this book specifically relates the psychological archetypes of the human experience as proposed by Jungian psychology. The obvious connection to the proposed research topic makes this reading a valid addition to the resources for the project.