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or myth·o·pe·ic  (mĭth′ə-pē′ĭk) also myth·o·po·et·ic (-pō-ĕt′ĭk)
1. Of or relating to the making of myths.
2. Serving to create or engender myths; productive in mythmaking.

[From Greek mūthopoios, composer of fiction, from mūthopoiein, to relate a story : mūthos, story + poiein, to make; see kwei- in Indo-European roots.]

myth′o·poe′ia (-pē′ə), myth′o·po·e′sis (-pō-ē′sĭs) n.


(ˌmɪθəʊˈpiːɪk) or


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of or relating to the composition of myths; productive of myths. Also: mythopoetic or mythopoetical
ˌmythoˈpoeism n
ˌmythoˈpoeist n
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A number of the writers invoke the regions long duration of indigenous mythopoetics, from Barbara Renaud Gonzalez's "La Luna" to Feliciano Sanchez Chans Yucatec Mayan litany to "Mother of Light" and the far-ranging apprehensions of pan-Native experience in Choctaw writer LeAnne Howes "Savage Conversations.
In the last few years, however, imagination has emerged as an educational concern for scholars grounded in mythopoetics (Leonard & Willis, 2008), Jungian psychology (Jones, Clarkson, Congram, & Stratton, 2008), Steiner schooling (Nielsen, 2004), and creative approaches to mainstream classroom teaching (Blenkinsop, 2009; Egan, 2005; Egan & Madej, 2010; Egan, Stout, & Takaya, 2007; Judson, 2008; Nielsen, Fitzgerald, & Fettes, 2010), among others.
There were, as I said earlier, mythopoetics who were members and presenters at the conferences, but no one ever asked me to join in any drumming.
Even these selected details should suggest how decisively The Prologue diverges Irani the established course of American experimental film, which had, from the late 1960s up until the '80s, been determined by the legacy of structuralism--cinema's own Minimalist strain, paralleling contemporaneous sensibilities in music and the visual arts--and by a continued, if sometimes contested, veneration of Stan Brakhage's mythopoetics.
Nevertheless, in the context of national mythopoetics, rearticulating visions of the nation as contingent universal through assertions of particularity and competing visions of universality is an instance of what Homi Bhabha (1994, p.
For example, Mythopoetics see failing to seek medical help as a manifestation of masculinity; as the study participant Billy stated, "toughing it out until the condition becomes too severe.
Reassuringly to this reviewer, Waldstein (119) cites a 1978 communication to Zara Mints from Mikhail Gasparov, Russia's most sober detector and deflator of academic license for a quarter-century, that is as skeptical of Toporov's mythopoetics as he was, in other forums, of Bakhtin's polyphony and menippea.
In scholarship, her single-authored books include A Systems Approach to Literature: Mythopoetics of Chekhov's Four Major Plays (1997) and A Concept of Dramatic Genre and the Comedy of a New Type: Chess, Literature, and Film (2002).
Like Letters in Running Water: A Mythopoetics of Curriculum.
Ergo, "in the field of language, its mythopoetics, its 'inner laws,' its institutional mechanisms--in all these spheres, Stalin is with us, and at the moment, his presence is more tangible in the symbolic than in any other--political or ideological--sphere" (p.
Hence, Olson's turn in the later Maximus poems to an idiosyncratic mythopoetics that is itself a kind of "failure" to articulate the natural and the social: "Conscious of his invasion by or inseparability from these collective cultural forces, Olson seems to have lost confidence in the individual's ability to create myth that would unify human and natural being" (63).
Voit, at home in all aspects of Wolfskehl's mythopoetics, provides convincing interpretations of such dense cycles as Hiob oder Die Vier Spiegel or INRI oder Die Vier Tafeln.