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Phone Down Magic On (An Augmented Reality Performance/Reading), Laura Zaylea 2020 Temple University

Phone Down Magic On (An Augmented Reality Performance/Reading), Laura Zaylea

Electronic Literature Organization Conference 2020

Phone Down Magic On is designed as a chapter book for children, grades 3-5, and each chapter begins with augmented reality content. The story follows three young friends who text each other before bed. By holding a phone above the physical chapter book, readers see the characters’ texting session as if it were happening on their own phones… and when a parent says to put the phone down, the texting stops and the “magic” begins. The screen interface dissolves into a dream scene, and clues to a mystery are presented in floating text presented within animated sequences supported by sound ...


Sacrifice, Magic, And Age: The Young Adult’S Burden (A Study Of Ya Fantasy), Angelamarie Malkoun 2020 The Johns Hopkins University

Sacrifice, Magic, And Age: The Young Adult’S Burden (A Study Of Ya Fantasy), Angelamarie Malkoun

The Macksey Journal

“Young adult,” coined in the 1960s by the Young Adult Library Services Association, holds immense meaning though it has had a much shorter lifetime than “child” and “adult.” The young adult (“adolescent” or “teenager”) continues to as a grey area between the duality of child and adult, an area that tends to be disregarded due to stereotypes and clichés. In working extensively on Fantasy/Young Adult Fantasy literature from the 19th century to the present, my research has focused on the evolution of the adolescent/adolescence and how magic and temptation are used to argue the human inability to ...


Letters Of Comment, Janet P. Reedman, Mary McDermott Shideler, Joe R. Christopher, Cindy Rako, Pat Reynolds, Diane Lynne Pavlac, Sarah Beach, Angelee Sailer Anderson, Stanley E. Anderson, Ron Blizzard 2020 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Letters Of Comment, Janet P. Reedman, Mary Mcdermott Shideler, Joe R. Christopher, Cindy Rako, Pat Reynolds, Diane Lynne Pavlac, Sarah Beach, Angelee Sailer Anderson, Stanley E. Anderson, Ron Blizzard

The Mythic Circle

No abstract provided.


Returning To Childhood: Memoirs Of Childhood Reading, Stephanie Montalti 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Returning To Childhood: Memoirs Of Childhood Reading, Stephanie Montalti

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis analyzes Francis Spufford’s The Child that Books Built: A Life in Reading, Jane Sullivan’s Storytime: Growing up with Books, and Margaret Mackey’s One Child Reading: My Auto-Bibliography to investigate how memoirists recall events and reread stories from childhood. I argue that memoirs of childhood reading or bibliomemoirs temporarily fuse childhood and adulthood through the act of rereading, which produces emotional responses, and writing a memoir. By rereading childhood stories, memoirists identify with their child self and express feelings comparable to those they felt upon first reading. In bibliomemoirs, passive and active reading create what I ...


De-Stigmatizing Mental Health Through First Person Narration In Young Adult Literature, Tatum E. Francis 2020 Portland State University

De-Stigmatizing Mental Health Through First Person Narration In Young Adult Literature, Tatum E. Francis

University Honors Theses

This thesis project includes a written short story titled “Quiet Dissonance” that explicitly depicts anxiety and depression within the genre of Young Adult literature. The purpose of this story is to consciously de-stigmatize the mental health issues by depicting these mental disorders as authentically as possible with both research and my own real-life experience of being diagnosed with both anxiety and depression, rather than relying upon stereotypes and the influence of the media. This story is consciously written through the point of view of first person narration, allowing for further exploration into the interiority of the thoughts of the protagonist ...


Further Up & Further In: Understanding Narnia, By Joseph Pearce, Chad Chisholm 2020 Southern Wesleyan University

Further Up & Further In: Understanding Narnia, By Joseph Pearce, Chad Chisholm

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

No abstract provided.


Tolkien’S Library: An Annotated Checklist, By Oronzo Cilli, Andoni Cossio 2020 University of the Basque Country

Tolkien’S Library: An Annotated Checklist, By Oronzo Cilli, Andoni Cossio

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

No abstract provided.


Becoming C.S. Lewis: A Biography Of Young Jack Lewis (1898-1918), By Harry Lee Poe, Andrew C. Stout 2020 Covenant Theological Seminary

Becoming C.S. Lewis: A Biography Of Young Jack Lewis (1898-1918), By Harry Lee Poe, Andrew C. Stout

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

No abstract provided.


Tolkien And Philosophy, Edited By Roberto Arduini And Claudio A. Testi, David Emerson 2020 Independent Scholar

Tolkien And Philosophy, Edited By Roberto Arduini And Claudio A. Testi, David Emerson

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

No abstract provided.


The 'Wyrdwrīteras' Of Elvish History: Northern Courage, Historical Bias, And Literary Artifact As Illustrative Narrative, Richard Z. Gallant 2020 Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik - Mediävistik

The 'Wyrdwrīteras' Of Elvish History: Northern Courage, Historical Bias, And Literary Artifact As Illustrative Narrative, Richard Z. Gallant

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

Tolkien’s legendarium writings display a subtle command of the perspectives and aims of different storytellers, as this examination of the many “chroniclers of Elvish history” and their various motivations demonstrates. At the meta-level, the paper discusses Tolkien’s own historiographical aims in using these different voices to advance sometimes opposing views of military motive and courage.


The Unicorn As The Embodiment Of The Numinous In The Works Of Peter S. Beagle, Weronika Łaszkiewicz 2020 University of Białystok

The Unicorn As The Embodiment Of The Numinous In The Works Of Peter S. Beagle, Weronika Łaszkiewicz

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

This article examines Peter S. Beagle’s depiction of unicorns in his two recent works, In Calabria (2017) and “My Son Heydari and the Karkadann” (2017), in order to demonstrate how these mythic creatures embody Rudolf Otto’s concept of the numinous (defined as mysterium tremendum et fascinans) and thus expand the unicorn imagery developed by the writer since his 1968 The Last Unicorn.


Tolkien And The Classics, Willow DiPasquale 2020 Drew University

Tolkien And The Classics, Willow Dipasquale

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

No abstract provided.


Celtic Myth In The 21st Century: The Gods And Their Stories In A Global Perspective, Edited By Emily Lyle, Maria Alberto 2020 University of Utah

Celtic Myth In The 21st Century: The Gods And Their Stories In A Global Perspective, Edited By Emily Lyle, Maria Alberto

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

No abstract provided.


Tractacus De Deificatione Sexdecim Heroum Per Martianum De Sancto Alosio / A Treatise On The Deification Of Sixteen Heroes By Marziano Da Sant’ Alosio, With Text, Translation, Introduction, And Notes By Ross G.R. Caldwell And Marco Ponzi; The Marziano Tarot The Oldest Known Tarot Deck Conceived By Marziano Da Tortona First Created By Michelino Da Besozzo In Milan Between 1412 And 1425; Con Gli Occhi Et Con L’Intelletto / Explaining The Tarot In Sixteenth Century Italy, Translation And Commentary By Ross Sinclair Caldwell, Thierry Depaulis, And Marco Ponzi, Emily E. Auger 2020 Independent Scholar

Tractacus De Deificatione Sexdecim Heroum Per Martianum De Sancto Alosio / A Treatise On The Deification Of Sixteen Heroes By Marziano Da Sant’ Alosio, With Text, Translation, Introduction, And Notes By Ross G.R. Caldwell And Marco Ponzi; The Marziano Tarot The Oldest Known Tarot Deck Conceived By Marziano Da Tortona First Created By Michelino Da Besozzo In Milan Between 1412 And 1425; Con Gli Occhi Et Con L’Intelletto / Explaining The Tarot In Sixteenth Century Italy, Translation And Commentary By Ross Sinclair Caldwell, Thierry Depaulis, And Marco Ponzi, Emily E. Auger

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

No abstract provided.


Briefly Noted, Janet Brennan Croft 2020 Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway

Briefly Noted, Janet Brennan Croft

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

The Wanderer’s Hávámal, translated by Jackson Crawford; Cinderella across Cultures: New Directions and Interdisciplinary Perspectives , edited by Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère et al.; A Palace of Pearls: The Stories of Reb Nachman of Bratslav, retold by Howard Schwartz; Electra: A Gender Sensitive Study of the Plays Based on the Myth, by Batya Casper; Forschungsdrang und Rollenspiel: Motivgeschichtliche Betrachtungen zum Fantasy-Rollenspiel Das Schwarze Auge, edited by Stefan Donecker et al.


Editorial, Janet Brennan Croft 2020 Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway

Editorial, Janet Brennan Croft

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

No abstract provided.


"Written By The Finger Of God": C.S. Lewis And Historical Judgement, Phillip Irving Mitchell 2020 Dallas Baptist University

"Written By The Finger Of God": C.S. Lewis And Historical Judgement, Phillip Irving Mitchell

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

Lewis’s distrust of scientific laws for history, rather than undercutting his practice of literary history, existed alongside a basic, cautionary trust in representing the past. His methods of history writing included offering an overall plot, developing characters and corporate quasi-characters, and making analogies with the present to increase readerly sympathy (or antipathy) with long-gone cultures. Despite his strong rhetorical tendency to generalize, Lewis did not place absolute faith in his historical narratives. They were made to be argued with, supplemented, and even over-turned. The article pays particular attention to three documents from Lewis’s career as a literary historian ...


Fearless Joy: Tom Bombadil’S Function In The Lord Of The Rings, Robert B. Chapman-Morales 2020 Wayne State University

Fearless Joy: Tom Bombadil’S Function In The Lord Of The Rings, Robert B. Chapman-Morales

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

In The Lord of the Rings, Tom Bombadil is usually viewed as either a silly and unimportant interruption or as a character with only a very minor function, but certainly not as a character of importance like Gandalf. Recently, scholars have shown the importance of laughter and humor in J.R.R. Tolkien's works. This essay continues the discussion by showing how Bombadil is important and necessary to the narrative of The Lord of the Rings as an embodiment of joy, and more broadly demonstrates the essential revivifying importance of joy to the entire tale.


Tolkien’S Tom Bombadil: An Enigma “(Intentionally)”, Suzanne Jacobs 2020 University of Pretoria, South Africa

Tolkien’S Tom Bombadil: An Enigma “(Intentionally)”, Suzanne Jacobs

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

Tolkien’s Tom Bombadil is a notoriously mysterious character, standing somewhat apart from the central narrative, who has elicited debate and speculation among Tolkien’s readers ever since The Lord of the Rings was first published. This paper argues that Tom’s identity can be read not only as enigmatic, but as drawing on the enigmata, the riddle tradition, of the ancient and medieval world. The way in which Tom is presented amounts to a purposely obscure description that invites engagement and speculation from the reader, and that also depends for its reading on readers’ familiarity with a specific shared ...


What The Riddle-Makers Have Hidden Behind The Fire Of A Dragon, Laurence Smith 2020 Independent

What The Riddle-Makers Have Hidden Behind The Fire Of A Dragon, Laurence Smith

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

Classical mythology, folklore, and fairy tales are full of dragons which exhibit fantastic attributes such as breathing fire, hoarding treasure, or possessing more than one head. This study maintains that some of these puzzling phenomena may derive from riddles, and will focus particularly on some plausible answers that refer to a real creature that has for millennia been valued and hunted by man: the honeybee.


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