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University Is Potentially Your Greatest Experience: Frye's Whys

“Attending a university for several years is potentially the greatest experience to be ordinarily had in life.”
Alma mater (meaning a nourishing or abounding mother): in taking one’s first degree there’s a genuine rite of passage, an acceptance of a new motherhood in  239 more words

Canadian Writer

On the inarticulacy of art

“Criticism can talk, and all the arts are dumb. In painting, sculpture, or music it is easy enough to see that the art shows forth, but cannot say anything. 131 more words

Thought For the Day: Wisdom Frames Knowledge Into Being Useful

“Wisdom is the central form which gives meaning and position to all the facts which are acquired by knowledge, the digestion and assimilation of whatever in the material world the man comes in contact with.” 110 more words

Thought For The Day

Flowers in the Snow: Season and Sense in Poetry (adapted from Northrop Frye's Anatomy of Criticism)

—In his book Anatomy of Criticism, Northrop Frye argued that poetry (and art in general) when taken as a whole express the totality of human experience, including our inner, subjective responses to our experience. 1,635 more words

Literature, Literary Studies, Literary Criticism, Pedagogy, English

Drawn into "The Void" (2016)

A review of The Void 

2016 | Dir. Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski | Canada | 90 mins.

I have a soft spot for Canadian horror, so while catching up on some new horror releases, I naturally gravitated first towards The Void. 660 more words


Dylan Thomas and the hero’s quest

In “The Archetypes of Literature,” Northrop Frye proposes that the central myth of art is the hero’s quest, which can be characterized as man’s superhuman crusade against the disintegrating forces of nature. 628 more words


Zelda Gaiden (Part 2)

(Continued from Part 1)

It has become increasingly popular in discussions of pop culture to throw around phrases like “mythic” and “mythos” in a rather loose fashion (I myself did so in the previous post). 1,169 more words

Pop Culture And Its Discontents