Following the Thread of Life in Mary Aswell Doll’s The Mythopoetics of Currere

  • Brian Casemore George Washington University


This paper explores how Mary Aswell Doll (2017) engages and expands currere as a field of thought and practice of inquiry in her book The Mythopoetics of Currere: Memories, Dreams, and Literary Texts as Teaching Avenues to Self-Study. The paper describes how Doll draws on Jungian depth psychology, myth, her own autobiography, her students’ writing and art, and a diversity of literary texts to advance currere as imaginative, mythopoetic journeying between inner and outer worlds.

Author Biography

Brian Casemore, George Washington University
Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
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