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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.
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(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." A sense of historical loss and trauma pervades many of these writings, coupled with tenacious practices of local assertion in the face of global standardization.
And yet entangled in her mythopoetics and benign domesticity are hints of a kind of violence: Nets don't merely touch, after all.
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.
Later, I learned a number of men who saw themselves as "mythopoetics" were in attendance; but the majority of members there self-identified as "pro-feminist" academics and practitioners.
"Tuglas' Early Mythopoetics", At the End of the World.
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.
During focus group discussions and interviews, many Mythopoetics considered traditional masculinity as false consciousness, one that most mothers do not wish for their sons.
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).