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Join The Explorers Club on Monday, March 13th for a virtual celebration of Women’s History Month.

Joseph Campbell’s 1949 The Hero with a Thousand Faces identified a male-coded narrative that could be found in every culture. That “marvelously constant” story was a redemptive journey filled with adventures, with heroes returning from battling monsters and bringing an elixir or “boon” back home.

Women have a story too, and they are not just mothers and muses, as Campbell thought. Like Scheherazade in the Arabian Nights, they have used words as their weapons and stories as their shields, less to seek glory or immortality than to survive, secure justice, and change the culture in which they live.

Maria Tatar will take us on a journey that begins with a study of Campbell’s monomyth and identifies the features of heroines ranging from Arachne and Philomela to Wonder Woman and Nancy Drew. In this new pantheon, we will discover how curious, caring women use their craft to make the world fair, in both senses of the term.

This event is streaming-only, no reservations are required.

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Maria Tatar

Maria Tatar is the John L. Loeb Research Professor of Folklore & Mythology and Germanic Languages & Literatures at Harvard University. She is also a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Society of Fellows. She is the author of many books on folklore, German culture, and children’s literature, among them Annotated African American Folktales with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Enchanted Hunters, and The Heroine with 1001 Faces.

Wade Davis

Wade Davis is an ethnographer, writer, photographer and filmmaker whose work has taken him from the Amazon to Tibet, Africa to Australia, Polynesia to the Arctic. An Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society from 2000 to 2013, he is currently professor of anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia. Author of more than 20 books, including One RiverThe WayfindersInto the Silence, and Magdalena, he holds degrees in anthropology and biology and received his Ph.D. in ethnobotany, all from Harvard University.

March 13,2023
March 13, 2023
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Maria Tatar
Maria Tatar
The Explorers Club
The Explorers Club
Heroines: Curious, Caring, and Crafty

Heroines: Curious, Caring, and Crafty

Maria Tatar will take us on a journey that begins with a study of Campbell’s monomyth and identifies the features of heroines ranging from Arachne and Philomela to Wonder Woman and Nancy Drew. In this new pantheon, we will discover how curious, caring women use their craft to make the world fair, in both senses of the term.
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