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With Love, ; An Interdisciplinary And Intersectional Look At Why Creativity Is Essential, Theo Starr Gardner 2024 Whittier College

With Love, ; An Interdisciplinary And Intersectional Look At Why Creativity Is Essential, Theo Starr Gardner

Whittier Scholars Program

My Whittier Scholars Program self-designed major, Teaching Creativity, is a mixture of Art, Literature, and Education classes. My research and praxis classes have been focused on the ‘how?’s and 'why?’s of creativity, so it felt only right that my project should be a constructivist, generative project. The project I have been working on throughout my time at Whittier, and that has just fully come to fruition on April 11th, 2024, was a solo art gallery/open mic event entitled ‘With Love,’. With Love, was conceptually inspired by the research I’ve conducted on creativity and creative arts education over the past few …


101 Middle Eastern Tales And Their Impact On Western Oral Tradition By Ulrich Marzolph, Daniel C. Snell 2024 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

101 Middle Eastern Tales And Their Impact On Western Oral Tradition By Ulrich Marzolph, Daniel C. Snell

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

Review of Ulrich Marzoplh, 101 Middle Eastern Tales and their Impact on Western Oral Tradition


J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit: Realizing History Through Fantasy By Robert T. Tally Jr., Bianca L. Beronio 2024 Texas A&M Commerce

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit: Realizing History Through Fantasy By Robert T. Tally Jr., Bianca L. Beronio

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

No abstract provided.


Historical Dictionary Of Fantasy Literature, 2nd Ed., Edited By Allen Stroud, Douglas A. Anderson 2024 Independent Scholar

Historical Dictionary Of Fantasy Literature, 2nd Ed., Edited By Allen Stroud, Douglas A. Anderson

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

No abstract provided.


Journey Back Again: Reasons To Visit Middle-Earth, Edited By Diana Pavlac Glyer, Kristine Larsen 2024 Central Connecticut State University

Journey Back Again: Reasons To Visit Middle-Earth, Edited By Diana Pavlac Glyer, Kristine Larsen

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

A review of the collection of essays Journey Back Again: Reasons to Visit Middle-earth, edited by Diana Pavlac Glyer.


A Joyful Outpost: Exploring The Household Economy Of The Beavers From The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe By Aaron Bair, Josiah Peterson 2024 Chandler Preparatory Academy

A Joyful Outpost: Exploring The Household Economy Of The Beavers From The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe By Aaron Bair, Josiah Peterson

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

Aaron Bair’s new book on Mr. and Mrs. Beaver from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe combines scholarship with promotion of traditional values he believes are in keeping with C.S. Lewis’s view of the world.


Ursula K. Le Guin’S “A Wizard Of Earthsea”: A Critical Companion By Timothy S. Miller, And Ursula Le Guin’S Earthsea By John Plotz, David Bratman 2024 independent scholar

Ursula K. Le Guin’S “A Wizard Of Earthsea”: A Critical Companion By Timothy S. Miller, And Ursula Le Guin’S Earthsea By John Plotz, David Bratman

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

No abstract provided.


The Medieval Worlds Of Neil Gaiman: From Beowulf To Sleeping Beauty By Shiloh Carroll, Kris Swank 2024 Pima Community College & Signum University

The Medieval Worlds Of Neil Gaiman: From Beowulf To Sleeping Beauty By Shiloh Carroll, Kris Swank

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

Review of the book The Medieval Worlds of Neil Gaiman: From Beowulf to Sleeping Beauty by Shiloh Carroll.


J.R.R. Tolkien In Central Europe: Context, Directions, And The Legacy Edited By Janka Kascakova And David Levente Palatinus, Nancy Martsch 2024 Beyond Bree

J.R.R. Tolkien In Central Europe: Context, Directions, And The Legacy Edited By Janka Kascakova And David Levente Palatinus, Nancy Martsch

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

No abstract provided.


Pursuing An Earthly Spirituality: C.S. Lewis And Incarnational Faith By Gary S. Selby, Sarah O'Dell 2024 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Pursuing An Earthly Spirituality: C.S. Lewis And Incarnational Faith By Gary S. Selby, Sarah O'Dell

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

Review of Pursuing an Earthy Spirituality: C.S. Lewis and Incarnational Faith, by Gary S. Selby.


Essays Triologue: Kepler, Twain, Lewis By Susan Dorman, Sharon L. Bolding 2024 Independent Scholar

Essays Triologue: Kepler, Twain, Lewis By Susan Dorman, Sharon L. Bolding

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

Review of Essays Triologue: Kepler, Twain, Lewis by Susan Dorman. A collection of essays in support of her creative writing endeavors, this review looks at the thematic and analytical structure of her academic research leading up to her creative writing publications concerning fantastic voyages.


Fantasy: How It Works By Brian Attebery, Glenn Gray 2024 Unaffiliated

Fantasy: How It Works By Brian Attebery, Glenn Gray

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

No abstract provided.


In Memoriam: Peter J. Schakel, Janet Brennan Croft 2024 University of Northern Iowa

In Memoriam: Peter J. Schakel, Janet Brennan Croft

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

Peter Schakel was a prominent Lewis Scholar and long-time member of the Mythlore editorial board.


In Memoriam: Richard Plotz, Janet Brennan Croft 2024 University of Northern Iowa

In Memoriam: Richard Plotz, Janet Brennan Croft

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

Dick Plotz was the founder of the American Tolkien Society, which later merged into the Mythopoeic Society.


Some Observations On The Newspaper Reports On Tolkien’S Andrew Lang Lecture In 1939, Matthew Thompson-Handell 2024 Independent researcher

Some Observations On The Newspaper Reports On Tolkien’S Andrew Lang Lecture In 1939, Matthew Thompson-Handell

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

Observations about how newspaper reports were written and filed in the late 1930s lead to a reassessment of the contents of the “On Fairy-stories” lecture and its differences from the published version.


Whatever Happened To The Princess Bride?: Thoughts For Further William Goldman Research, G. Connor Salter 2024 Independent Scholar

Whatever Happened To The Princess Bride?: Thoughts For Further William Goldman Research, G. Connor Salter

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

This note considers why research on William Goldman, best known to fantasy fans as the author the the screenplay for The Princess Bride, has been sparse, and the potential to study him as a mythopoeic author.


Orpheus And The Harrowing Of Hell In The Tale Of Beren And Lúthien, Giovanni Carmine Costabile 2024 Independent

Orpheus And The Harrowing Of Hell In The Tale Of Beren And Lúthien, Giovanni Carmine Costabile

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

Critics have observed that Beren and Lúthien’s tale is a Christian retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. The “Harrowing of Hell” tradition is widespread in Italy as attested by the mosaic of San Marco among others, but it is in France that the Ovid Moralized reconnects it to Orpheus who descended into the Underworld to save Eurydice (an already late antique parallel) and therefore attests a happy ending version of the story that can be found in medieval England and also in various classical sources, perhaps even in the original legend of Orpheus. The apocryphal Harrowing is also …


Tolkien, Augustinian Theodicy, And 'Lovecraftian' Evil, Perry Neil Harrison 2024 Fort Hays State University

Tolkien, Augustinian Theodicy, And 'Lovecraftian' Evil, Perry Neil Harrison

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

A number of scholars have commented upon Augustine of Hippo’s influence upon J.R.R. Tolkien’s portrayal of evil in his legendarium. However, in his seminal work J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century, Tom Shippey pushes back against this perception, noting that there are some forms of evil in the legendarium that do not adhere to the Augustine’s belief that evil is merely a “twisting” of good. This article argues that Ungoliant is one such exception to the Augustinian paradigm because of the uncertainty regarding her origins.This uncertainty complicates the Augustinian view of evil that permeates the legendarium and instead echoes …


Substance Abuse: The Symbolic Geography Of Hell In The Great Divorce, Richard A. Bergen 2024 Corpus Christi College

Substance Abuse: The Symbolic Geography Of Hell In The Great Divorce, Richard A. Bergen

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

Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is a Romantic vision of evil energy that reaches to the heavens, a geographical representation of capacity and scope and perpetual cosmic change. On the other hand, Lewis’s vision of hell in The Great Divorce is that of a land without substance: a conurbation of addiction to mental maladies, an endless mental substance abuse, an emptying of presence, and a banal stasis to the journey of the soul. Many of Lewis’s sources and inspirations for The Great Divorce, similarly, portray hell as a land of paradoxical “seeming-largeness”, while having ontological smallness. Throughout …


Introduction To Special Issue: Fantasy Goes To Hell, Janet Brennan Croft, Erin Giannini 2024 University of Northern Iowa

Introduction To Special Issue: Fantasy Goes To Hell, Janet Brennan Croft, Erin Giannini

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

No abstract provided.


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