Tim Smith-Laing holds a DPhil on early modern mythography
from Merton College, Oxford.
According to David Cook, "If there was a death blow to the Western genre, it was delivered by the political violence of 1968, Vietnam, and Watergate, after which the heroic utopian mythography
of the American West became impossible to sustain.
Even the most powerful mythography
, the one between polis and democracy, seems to have lost its grip, and so has the notion of public which has always been its mainstay; the fact it is going through a crisis cannot be attributed to shared living.
Among the Arte Povera works that Szeemann chose for "Attitudes" was an early mock igloo by Mario Merz, which took up from Beuys's wartime mythography
the notion of a nomadic, primitive substratum recoverable from a corrupting modernity--one bare, dried sapling protruding through the ramshackle structure's jagged panes of glass.
It involves navigating between the hermeneuties of a range of disciplines--folklore, mythography
, literary studies, anthropology, rock art studies, Khoisan studies--that span different colonial and postcolonial epistemes.
I will begin by surveying the ambiguous Baroque mythography
which provided the material of the serious mythological comedia and proceed to a consideration of the serious comedia that was its mold, ending my survey with an inquiry into the striking Baroque interrelation of myth and tragedy.
Based on the mythography
of Joseph Campbell, Clyde Ford suggests that African Americans are living the myth of the hero's journey.
Louis, "Gods and Mysteries: The Revival of Paganism and the Remaking of Mythography
through the Nineteenth Century," Victorian Studies 47, no.
Welch writes that it is "now read as a work of mythography
and legend" rather than historical fact (304).
But Flags of Our Fathers is a really radical assault on the received patriotic mythography
of the Good War and the Greatest Generation, relentlessly documenting the layers of erroneous perceptions, outright lies, and crass hucksterism lying behind the photograph of the raising of the Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima.
As either a concept or a label, I argue, it fails to account for the work of poets who were never schooled in mythopoeia by Frye and for the general modernist interest in mythography
in which the Toronto poets, and Frye himself, participate.
can never serve as a definition of meaning, for only the