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The Writing Process Blog Tour: freedom and work

My PhD exams are finally done! My brain is slowly recovering. A great pile of books keeps refusing to remove itself from my desk and return to the shelves. 1,148 more words

On Writing

The Real World, Theater Edition: Some Unstructured Thoughts on Comedy

Barbara Jwanouskos contemplates comedy.

Stuart Bousel wasn’t lying when he wrote in the Theater Around the Bay piece two weeks ago (taking over for me in my moment of personal crisis) that lately, it’s been a bit rough. 796 more words

Stuart Bousel

Northrop Frye (Part 2)

But first an update.

I’m tired of my flu. It was a novelty, now it is a drag.

The GamerGate people… well, they’re internet people. Many are out of touch, some hostile, some very astute. 2,423 more words

Wednesday

Northrop Frye: The Educated Imagination (p1)

http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/massey-lectures/1962/11/09/massey-lectures-1963-the-educated-imagination/

The Massey lectures are a yearly thing in Canada, though I’m not sure they’re well known even here. They’re not consistently good. In the last decade or so, you have the brilliant material of Wade Davis, Thomas King and Ronald Wright. 804 more words

Wednesday

Can't See The Trees For The Forest: Reductionist Criticism Of The Arts (Northrup Frye and Heinrich Schenker)

1. Northrop Frye, “Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays” (Princeton University Press, 1957)
A synoptic theory of world literature plotting genre over time.

2. Heinrich Schenker and… 64 more words

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