About JoMA

  • "The Journal of Mythic Arts" is an online journal published by the Endicott Studio, an organization dedicated to literary, visual, and performance arts inspired by myth, folklore, fairy tales, and the oral storytelling tradition.

    For generations, artists have drawn upon mythic and folkloric symbolism to make contemporary works addressing the issues of their time. Our mission is to honor mythic artists of the past, support mythic artists working today, and to carry this tradition into the future.

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The People
Behind JoMA


  • Editorial Staff:

    Terri Windling, editor
  • Jamie Bluth, assistant editor


    Additional Reviewers:

    Elizabeth Genco

    Heinz Insu Fenkl

    Kathleen Howard

    Helen Pilinovsky


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    about us all here.

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March 06, 2007

Comments

Loved TTW as well and look forward to popping over and reading this review! I've heard great things about Kelly Link.

Stunning post!!!

I hate this kind of opposition, because I like both. I'm interested in memoirs of drug addicts and histories of salt because they tend to be full of extravagantly fantastic things I never dreamed of. And I'm interested in fairy tales and epic fantasies because they tell me ground-level truths about my life.

Although I am also interested in the personal histories of drug addicts, etc., my favorite argument in defense of Fancy comes from Oscar Wilde's scathingly funny essay, "The Decay of Lying":

Facts are not merely finding a footing-place in history, but they are usurping the domain of Fancy, and have invaded the kingdom of Romance....That some change will take place before this century has drawn to its close we have no doubt whatsoever. Bored by the tedious and improving conversation of those who have neither the wit to exaggerate nor the genius to romance, tired of the intelligent person whose reminiscences are always based upon memory, whose statements are invariably limited by probability, and who is at any time liable to be corroborated by the merest Philistine who happens to be present, Society sooner or later must return to its lost leader, the cultured and fascinating liar.

spot on!

Julie's artwork reminds me of my friend Melissa's, in its delicate, fey lines & use of animal avatars. Here's a sweet cabinet I'm keeping for her while she's traveling: http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y273/aspyre/Picture013.jpg

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  • After 11 years on web, the Summer 2008 issue of The Journal of Mythic Arts will be our last; thus JoMA's blog is now closing too.

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