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Meta-Mythology and Academic Discourse Heritage


University of Helsinki

Across the past few years and in a number of different contexts, I have touched on the phenomenon that I describe as ‘metamythology of academic discourse heritage’, but I have not offered a focused presentation of my approach to it. Between Text and Practice: Mythology, Religion and Research seems an appropriate venue for a preliminary introduction to this topic. I will thus briefly outline ‘meta-mythology’ and ‘discourse heritage’1 as terms used in this context. Focus will be placed on their intersection in the context of academic discourse in particular.

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