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25324Re: [mythsoc] Mention of Mythlore

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  • Mike Foster
    May 31, 2014
      Thanks for the good news, Wendell.
      Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2014 6:33 PM
      Subject: [mythsoc] Mention of Mythlore

      While doing some online searching today, I came across an interesting mention of Mythlore:
      It's a 2011 paper by Emanuelle Burton written while a grad student at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.  In footnote 15 she says:
      An interesting microcosm of this history – which of course includes the study of J. R. R. Tolkien and other fantasy authors – can be found in the annals of the journal Mythlore, which was launched in 1969 by Glen GoodKnight as a venture of the Mythopoeic Society, a group dedicated to the study of Lewis, Tolkien, Charles Williams and others in the epic fantasy tradition. Mythlore began as a fanzine – albeit a “sercon”, or serious and constructive one – that published essays (which varied in rigor and quality, but certainly included insightful work) alongside fan art and poetry. Now a juried journal published twice annually and indexed in several major databases, Mythlore has become a respected venue for scholarly work, though its mission statement (and its font choices) still marks it as something of an outsider in academic publishing. More about Mythlore can be found on the Mythopoeic Society website: http://www.mythsoc.org/mythlore
      Wendell Wagner
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