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.
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!
>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