The Ways of Creative Mythologies

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The Ways of Creative Mythologies
Publication Information
EditorMaria Kuteeva
IllustratorWilliam Blake
PublisherThe Tolkien Society
ReleasedApril 2000
FormatTwo paperback booklets
SeriesPeter Roe Memorial Fund
Preceded byThe Ways of Creative Mythologies
Followed byTolkien: A Mythology for England?

The Ways of Creative Mythologies: Imagined Worlds and Their Makers is a collection of the proceedings of the 12th Tolkien Society Seminar held at Manchester University in 1997. The book (split into two booklets but combined with the same ISBN) was published by The Tolkien Society in 2000 under the auspices of the Peter Roe Memorial Fund.

Volume I

Myth, Nationalism and Ideology

  • "Grimm, Grundtvig and Tolkien: Nationalisms and the Invention of Mythologies" by Tom Shippey
  • "Mythology and Irish Nationalism: The Claim of the Past" by Georg Grote
  • "Progressive Mythology and History Men" by David Doughan
  • "Blake's King Arthur: Mankind's Hope of Satan's Representative" by Jodi Quinn

Myth, Modernity and Postmodernity

  • "Words and the Word: Kenneth Burke's Logology and T.S. Eliot's Mythology" by Lawrence Coupe
  • "Approaches to Myth in Middle-earth" by Patrick Curry
  • "Power and the Nature of Humanity in the Writings of Tolkien, Orwell and Huxley" by John Flood
  • "Mythology as World Vision or World Version in John Cowper Powys's Wolf Solent" by Joe Boulter

Volume II

Mythic Imagination

  • "J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth: The Dialogic Component of Modern Myth-Making" by Christopher Garbowski
  • "Myth, Metaphor, and Metaphysics in W.B. Yeats" by Maria Leontiner
  • "The Valar and Byzantium: Visions of Hierarchical Splendour in Charles Williams and J.R.R. Tolkien" by Robert DiNapoli
  • "Early Critical Responses to George MacDonald's Phantastes" by John Docherty

Myth in Contemporary Culture

  • "Myth and Politics in George Oppen's poem 'The Occurrences'" by Lynn Forest-Hill
  • "Fenestering Godward: From Dei ex Machinis to Deus ex DNA" by Denis Bridoux
  • "Painting the Wolves: Classical Myth and Contemporary Drama" by Steve Nicholson

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