Description - Rene Girard and Myth by Richard Golsan
In this comprehensive introduction to the work of contemporary French critic Rene Girard, Richard Golsan focuses on Girard's theory of myth and its connections to his broader exploration of the origins of suffering and violence in Western culture. Golsan highlights two of Girard's primary concepts - mimetic desire and the scapegoat - and employs the concepts to illustrate the ways Girardian analysis of violence in biblical, classical, and folk myths has influenced recent work in theology, psychology, literary studies, and anthropology. The book concludes with an interview between Golsan and Girard, who offers his own analysis of the appropriation (and criticism) of his work by a politically and intellectually diverse company of scholars.
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Author Biography - Richard Golsan
Richard Golsan is Professor of French at Texas A & M University. He is editor of The Papon Affair (Routledge 2000).