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RE: [mythsoc] Mythopoeic Scholarship nominations

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  • David S. Bratman
    Thanks - Ellie and I have been considering something of the sort. I ve hesitated because, while I certainly want to persuade others to share my views on what
    Message 1 of 3 , May 15, 2003
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      Thanks - Ellie and I have been considering something of the sort. I've
      hesitated because, while I certainly want to persuade others to share my
      views on what makes good mythopoeia, I don't think they should be official
      pronouncements. We'll work this out somehow.

      - DB


      At 01:07 PM 5/15/2003 , Janet Croft wrote:
      > I would love to see this worked up into an official description of what we
      >are looking for in an awardee!
      >
      >Janet Croft
      >
      >The ideal MSA nominee may or may not have a lot of references or research
      >("scholarship" in the very narrow sense), but shows great and profound
      >insight into the work it's studying, expounds its thesis in clear and
      >captivating prose, the kind I'm used to hearing at the best Mythcon papers,
      >and does this from a Mythopoeic angle, that particular combination of plain
      >Lewisian literary analysis and spiritual insight that characterizes our
      >best scholarship. (So, the religious aspect is essential, so long as the
      >book is still literary criticism and not theology.)
      >
      >- David Bratman
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