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Mythology roundtable set at UTM

Mythology roundtable set at UTM

Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:00 pm

The Messenger 11.28.12

Anyone with interest in mythology is encouraged to attend a roundtable discussion — sponsored by the Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological Roundtable Group of Martin — Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Room 118 of Paul Meek Library on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin.
During the event, titled “Love and Suffering: Strange Bedfellows or Mates for Life?,” Dr. Joseph Ostenson, UT Martin psychology lecturer, will comment on the role of suffering in love in the myth of Psyche and Eros, the story of Tristan and Iseult and in Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet.”
Portions of Joseph Campbell’s documentary “The Power of Myth” will also be shown.
Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological Roundtable gatherings are open to all intrigued by mythology. The group provides a forum for individuals to share in all things mythological.
Joseph Campbell (1904-87) was an influential American intellectual and mythologist known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. The Joseph Campbell Foundation is dedicated to protecting, preserving and further pioneering his work.
For more information, contact Dr. Michelle Marks Merwin at or (731) 881-7543. For more information about Joseph Campbell, visit

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