Part 1, "A Partial Canon of Star Trek Myth Criticism
," contains six previously published mainstays in Star Trek scholarship.
A specialist in mythology and myth criticism
, Partenheimer (English, Truman State U.
Thus, although in his 1957 Anatomy of Criticism Frye did employ Jungian terms and archetypal concepts, his approach should more appropriately be termed myth criticism
Thus, reversing Northrop Frye's definition of literature as "reconstructed myth," Ferrucci views myth as literature's primordial form, in accordance with some of the greatest contemporary scholars of myth criticism
Yet another symptom of the New Critical-historicist imbroglio - and the fact that both were interpretively running low on gas - was the increasing visibility of myth criticism and the appearance of the first textbooks with openly billed structuralist assumptions.
In the critical retrospective cited earlier, Millett contemporaneously identifies the enabling conditions that precipitated the rise of myth criticism and delineates the territory on which it staked its claim:
This book on the symbolic meanings of Gawain is an offshoot of two critical traditions: first, myth criticism
, and, secondly, `historical criticism' (in D.
This broader alignment, it appears, is not intended to dismiss or diminish the impact of the Black Arts Movement; rather, Karrer contends that the "theoretical shift from Black Aesthetics to the now dominant paradigm of myth criticism
did not go along with a similar shift in short story writing.
He also reports that his translations of these volumes appeared only after long delays by his Hungarian publishers, and much of his essay is an attempt to explain this unseemly delay with a discussion of the reception of myth criticism
While not all myth criticism
is anthropological, at their intersections it is clear that they share an interest in that which is both abiding and communal in the instincts, gestures, and presentations of the human spirit.