EVANS LANSING SMITH, PH.D.
Evans has degrees from Williams College, Antioch International, and The Claremont Graduate School. He is the author of ten books and numerous articles on comparative literature and mythology, and has taught at colleges in Switzerland, Maryland, Texas, and California, and at the C.G. Jung Institute in Kusnacht. In the late 1970s, he traveled with Joseph Campbell on study tours of Northern France, Egypt, and Kenya, with a focus on the Arthurian Romances of the Middle Ages and the Mythologies of the Ancient World. His books include:
The Descent to the Underworld in Literature, Painting, and Film: 1850-1950: The Modernist Nekyia
Figuring Poesis: A Mythical Geometry of Postmodernism
Haiku for Aphrodite
The Hero Journey in Literature
The Myth of the Descent to the Underworld in Postmodern Literature
Postmodern Magus: Myth and Poetics in the Works of James Merrill
Rape and Revelation
Ricorso and Revelation: An Archetypal Poetics of Modernism
Sacred Mysteries: Myths About Couples in Quest
Thomas Pynchon and the Postmodern Mythology of the Underworld
His areas of emphasis include: Myth in Literature from Antiquity to Postmodernism; Arthurian Romances, and The Hermetic Tradition. He currently teaches: Myth and the Underworld; Alchemy and Hermeticism; Arthurian Romances and the Grail; Folklore and Fairytales; Theoretical Approaches to Mythological Studies; Cultural Mythologies; and Native Mythologies of the Americas.
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