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  • Croft, Janet B.
    Jun 2, 2014

      I find Palatino much more appealing to the eye than Times New Roman – it’s my default font for everything!




      From: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com [mailto:mythsoc@yahoogroups.com]
      Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2014 9:51 PM
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      The Palatino was originally introduced to Mythlore by founding editor Glen GoodKnight.  It was his favorite typeface.  It gives Mythlore a distinctive look, despite all the other formatting changes since then, and that's what I suppose the article-writer noticed.  Long may it wave!

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      From: "'Croft, Janet B.' jbcroft@... [mythsoc]"
      Sent: Jun 1, 2014 7:13 PM
      To: "mythsoc@yahoogroups.com"
      Subject: RE: [mythsoc] Mention of Mythlore

      I suppose it's the fancy initial letters and the Tolkien font I use for article titles and such, more than the Palatino used for the body of the text . . . But I don't think a nod to tradition is out of place for us, nor is the faint hint of outsider status. All in all, I'll take it as a compliment!


      Janet Brennan Croft
      Editor of Mythlore http://www.mythsoc.org/mythlore.html

      From: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com [mythsoc@yahoogroups.com]
      Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2014 9:02 PM
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Mention of Mythlore


      Intellectual rigour requires the use of Times New Roman at all times,
      don't you know? Because clarity of though cannot be expressed in any other
      form. Conformity must be observed.


      We will continue on our merry way, delving into literature we love and
      having a dash of fun at the same time.

      > Its FONT CHOICES mark it as an outsider?!? <headdesk>
      > David Emerson
      > -----Original Message-----
      >>From: "WendellWag@... [mythsoc]" <mythsoc@yahoogroups.com>
      >>Sent: May 31, 2014 6:33 PM
      >>To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      >>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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