RAVENNA - Jody Bower - Jane Eyre's Sisters

Jody Bower (PhD Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology) argues that Joseph Campbell's model of the hero's journey does not work for women. We need a different model to do justice to a woman's experience of moving beyond the expectations of conventional societal roles to find her true, creative self. To explore the pattern of the woman's heroic journey in contrast to a man's, Bower draws from 19th century novels written by women as well as from ancient mythology, traditional folk tales, and work by contemporary women writers.