The Art of Mythical Composition and Narration

The Art of Mythical Composition and Narration

In this book, the author, after many years spent observing secret rites, presents different versions of the White Bagr mythical narrative, following the ritual calendar.

Author: Alexis Bekyane Tengan

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9052018669

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

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Throughout history, oral cultures lacking the medium of writing have relied on secret cults and societies to keep the authoritative versions of their sacred compositions, originally passed on to them as myths of divine origins, alive and remembered.<BR> In this book, the author, after many years spent observing secret rites, presents different versions of the White <I>Bagr mythical narrative, following the ritual calendar. These rites, which are found among the Dagara/Lobi societies in West Africa, form a crucial part of the year-long rites of initiation of selected neophytes into <I>bagr society.<BR> In addition to giving a detailed ethnographic description of this society, its initiation rites and a bilingual version of their mythical narrations, the author seeks to explain how memory is constructed, retained and transmitted in orature, and what it takes to give a proper oration, without errors, slips of the tongue and deviation, as well as examining how the performance is critically received by <I>bagr society and the Dagara people.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Dagara Black Bagr English Dagaare

Dagara Black Bagr English   Dagaare

Riddles , proverbs , stories and factual descriptions are all always interwoven
together throughout bagr narrative but in ... The art of such mythical composition
and narration cannot be dealt with appropriately in the present circumstances .

Author: Alexis B. Tengan

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9052012873

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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In this volume, the author presents a version of Africa's longest oral recitation of myth of origination, the black bagr myth found among the Dagara of Northern Ghana and Southern Burkina Faso, and discusses in detail its historical and literary significance for the society. Hence, the author first outlines the historical conditions possibly responsible for the coming into existence of both the mythical narratives and the rites of initiation that accompany the narration; and then presents the literary frame and structure in which the black bagr narrative is composed. The rest of the book is a unique bilingual (Dagara and English) presentation of the black bagr narration recorded and viewed live from within a secret rite of initiation. The narration itself, similar to all black bagr ritual narrative sessions, lasted up to three hours and was performed without interruption by one speaker. The narrative content shows to what extent the rites achieve the double purpose of teaching the initiates culture knowledge and giving them new individual identities that will equip them for different social positions in life.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Art of Narrative in the Holy Qur n

The Art of Narrative in the Holy Qur   n

they ' re integral components of the Book ' s i ' jāz . In so doing , he sets forth ,
consciously or not , a new literary convention , namely the composition of
religious narratives grounded in myth , dream , parable , fiction , drama . He gives
this ...

Author: Christopher Nouryeh

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131798758

Category: Religion

Page: 405

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This work attempts to recapture the fluid relationship between ethics and such institutions as faith, politics and literary art not seen, according to the author, since the time of Muhammad. By exploring the narrative that Muhammad employs in the Qur'an, the author works to reestablish the spiritually and politically desiccated relationship and prove that if today's Arab-Muslims still deem him the ethico-political and religio-artistic model to emulate, as he has been in the past, it is because he relates art to life.
Categories: Religion

Graphic Narratives and the Mythological Imagination in India

Graphic Narratives and the Mythological Imagination in India

As actual practitioners of a form of pictorial narration, they were interested in the
formal aspects of these traditional forms. Hampered by a ... Dukhushyam is a
senior artist and is well known for his compositions on “social” themes such as ...

Author: Roma Chatterji

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000736977

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 114

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This book explores graphic narratives and comics in India and demonstrates how these forms serve as sites on which myths are enacted and recast. It uses the case studies of a comics version of the Mahabharata War, a folk artist’s rendition of a comic book story, and a commercial project to re-imagine two of India’s most famous epics – the Ramayana and the Mahabharata – as science fiction and superhero tales. It discusses comic books and self-published graphic novels; bardic performance aided with painted scrolls and commercial superhero comics; myths, folklore, and science fiction; and different pictorial styles and genres of graphic narration and storytelling. It also examines the actual process of the creation of comics besides discussions with artists on the tools and location of the comics medium as well as the method and impact of translation and crossover genres in such narratives. With its clear, lucid style and rich illustrations, the book will be useful to scholars and researchers of sociology, anthropology, visual culture and media, and South Asian studies, as well as those working on art history, religion, popular culture, graphic novels, art and design, folk culture, literature, and performing arts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Narratives and Journeys in Rock Art A Reader

Narratives and Journeys in Rock Art  A Reader

Both Vinnicombe and Lewis-Williams convincingly link the predominance of the
eland in the art with its pre-eminence in the legends ... between males, females
and young, eland herd structure was perceived to reflect the internal structure of
Bushman bands (163). ... is such as to generate an open-ended series of '
performances' embodied in particular works of art and particular narrations of
myth.

Author: George Nash

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784915612

Category: Social Science

Page: 702

View: 577

Why publish a Reader? Today, it is relatively easy and convenient to switch on your computer and download an academic paper. However, as many scholars have experienced, historic references are difficult to access. Moreover, some are now lost and are merely references in later papers. This can be frustrating.
Categories: Social Science

Critical Approaches to Ancient Near Eastern Art

Critical Approaches to Ancient Near Eastern Art

... any significant detail to the specific versions of those narratives that have
survived in written form to the present day.15 Where artists had the opportunity to
originate visual mythological compositions, then, as in popular or domestic art
forms, ...

Author: Brian A. Brown

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9781614510352

Category: Art

Page: 842

View: 235

This volume assembles more than 30 articles focusing on the visual, material, and environmental arts of the Ancient Near East. Specific case studies range temporally from the fourth millennium up to the Hellenistic period and geographically from Iran to the eastern Mediterranean. Contributions apply innovative theoretical and methodological approaches to archaeological evidence and critically examine the historiography of the discipline itself. Not intended to be comprehensive, the volume instead captures a cross-section of the field of Ancient Near Eastern art history as its stands in the second decade of the twenty-first century. The volume will be of value to scholars working in the Ancient Near East as well as others interested in newer art historical and anthropological approaches to visual culture.
Categories: Art

Greek Myth and Western Art

Greek Myth and Western Art

His art here is clearly meant to dismiss the Classical tradition, and selecting a
classic myth from the Classical past but ... yet even within the framework of a
visual narrative, not only composition but also interpretation can be affected by
context.

Author: Karl Kilinski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107013322

Category: Art

Page: 281

View: 702

This richly illustrated book examines the legacy of Greek mythology in Western art from the classical era to the present. Tracing the emergence, survival, and transformation of key mythological figures and motifs from ancient Greece through the modern era, it explores the enduring importance of such myths for artists and viewers in their own time and over the millennia that followed.
Categories: Art

Write to Know

Write to Know

19 Chapter Arts and Humanities : Folktales and Myths COMPOSITION :
NARRATION A narration ( or narrative ) is a story . Narratives are easy to write
because they usually come from your own experience or from the experience of
people you ...

Author: Edna M. Troiano

Publisher: Harcourt School

ISBN: 0030293626

Category: Education

Page: 394

View: 296

Categories: Education

Abstracts and Program Statements for Art History Sessions

Abstracts and Program Statements for Art History Sessions

Reassessing the ' Oriental ' in Orientalizing Greek Art : Narration and Near
Eastern Influence " Ann C. Gunter ... The results suggest that Near Eastern
narrative composition and devices were in fact employed for both mythological
and non ...

Author: College Art Association of America. Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026918966

Category: Art

Page:

View: 549

Categories: Art

Of Life and Health

Of Life and Health

Consisting of ethnographic descriptions and analyses of six Dagara cultic institutions, each of which deals with different aspects of sustaining and transmitting life, the volume gives a holistic account of the Dagara knowledge system.

Author: Alexis Bekyane Tengan

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789201024

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 302

An anthropological study of the health system of the Dagara people of northern Ghana and southern Burkina Faso, Of Life and Health develops a cultural and epistemological lexicon of Dagara life by examining its religious, ritual, and artistic expressions. Consisting of ethnographic descriptions and analyses of six Dagara cultic institutions, each of which deals with different aspects of sustaining and transmitting life, the volume gives a holistic account of the Dagara knowledge system.
Categories: Social Science

The Encyclopedia of Religion

The Encyclopedia of Religion

Finally , myths are reduced to the sphere that remains , namely the imaginative
domain relating to the activity of the gods in the ... These authors , unhampered
by typological concerns , have studied the art of narrative composition , basing
their ...

Author: Mircea Eliade

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 0029098106

Category: Religion

Page: 552

View: 240

A comprehensive guide to the history, beliefs, concepts, practices, and major figures of religions past and present.
Categories: Religion

Narrative

Narrative

The Way To Rainy Mountain is a deeply intertextual and interoral narrative that
illustrates orature's dual composition and performance ... The book's literary
genesis is Momaday's The Journey of Tai - me , a collection of Kiowa myths and
legends , privately printed in Santa ... functions is to demonstrate this written
work's interpretation of the " unity of the arts , ” a performance value intrinsic to
orature .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0083615344

Category: Discourse analysis, Narrative

Page:

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Categories: Discourse analysis, Narrative

The Art of Ancient Greece and Rome from the Rise of Greece to the Fall of Rome

The Art of Ancient Greece and Rome  from the Rise of Greece to the Fall of Rome

When , toward 570 B.C. , a sculptor working on a minor pediment attempted a
mythological narration in a single , unified composition , he fell back on a relief
composition derived from painting . In the right - hand section the Hydra of Lerna
 ...

Author: Giovanni Becatti

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015004057041

Category: Art, Classical

Page: 441

View: 430

Categories: Art, Classical

Roman Sources of Christian Art

Roman Sources of Christian Art

reveal the influence of Roman triumphal art on ceived further development in a
number of PomGreece . ... They illustrate in Sallust , the Polyphemus and Galatea
in the House a continuous composition a number of scenes in of Amandus , the
Perseus and Andromeda in this narrative ... landscape art and perhaps certain
new attained , since the overlapping between one scene mythological
composition ...

Author: Emerson Howland Swift

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015000962416

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 894

Categories: Art

Lenox Avenue

Lenox Avenue

Narrative in myth is the means of reconnecting the shattered and fragmentary
present with the realm of the unitary . ... The Art Ensemble's mythic narrative
seeks to understand and make connections among the musics of disparate times
, places , and ... Composition and , more specifically , improvisation , coupled with
the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822032244535

Category: African Americans

Page:

View: 201

Categories: African Americans

A Semiotic Analysis of Guillaume Apollinaire s Mythology in Alcools

A Semiotic Analysis of Guillaume Apollinaire s Mythology in Alcools

suggests that human suffering existed since the beginning of time , transmitted by
its orality ( the cries ) and projected into the future by its dignified expression
through art . ... However , although mythical narrative can be justified as a
clarification of theological rites , this is not sufficient to ... Meaning in mythology
resides not in the isolated elements which enter into its narrative composition ,
but in the way ...

Author: Nathalie Goodisman Cornelius

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015037699306

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

View: 968

Guillaume Apollinaire's Alcools appears to be a haphazard accumulation of allusions, myths and neologisms. Biographically and historically oriented attempts to elucidate a structure in this work have usually been frustrated. The semiotic approach to myth and poetry developed in this book shows that the key lies in the poetic function of mythology. In a close analysis of several poems, poetic figures are shown to be grafted upon the primary metaphors in the poems' titles, which in turn derive from conventional linguistic expressions. Proposed here is a new approach to the interpretation of modern poetry, according to which mythification and remythification generate patterns of multiple meanings which separate literature from common message-based discourse.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Handbook to Literature

A Handbook to Literature

strikes resonant points in the minds of his readers and speaks with something of
the authority of the old myths. See ARCHETYPE, MYTHOPOEIC. Mythic Criticism:
Criticism which explores the nature and significance of the ARCHETYPES and
archetypal patterns in a work of art. ... Narration: That one of the four types of
composition (see ARGUMENTATION, DESCRIPTION, and EXPOSITION) the
purpose ...

Author: William Flint Thrall, Addison Hibbard

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

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Categories:

A HANDBOOK TO LITERATURE

A HANDBOOK TO LITERATURE

Mythic Criticism 300 strikes resonant points in the minds of his readers and
speaks with something of the authority of the old myths. ... Mythic Criticism:
Criticism which explores the nature and significance of the ARCHETYPES and
archetypal patterns in a work of art. ... Narration: That one of the four types of
composition (see ARGUMENTATION, DESCRIPTION, and EXPOSITION) the
purpose of which is to ...

Author: THRALL

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 367

Categories:

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  riu

HISTORY AND MYTHOLOGY Under the rubric of abstract or non - mimetic
composition , we have looked at narratives ... are common to all literary art , and
their context in a particular work that distinguishes abstract from mimetic narrative
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006066950

Category: Celtic languages

Page:

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Categories: Celtic languages

Studies in the Structure of Hebrew Narrative

Studies in the Structure of Hebrew Narrative

Here Lord is referring specifically to two narratives in which some sort of barrier is
set up which allows the innocent through but not the guilty . ... Especially when
talking about story patterns , clusters of themes which make up a story , Lord
employs the word “ myth , ” often describing story patterns in terms of ... The
traditional oral epic singer is not an artist ; 22 Studies in the Structure of Hebrew
Narrative.

Author: Robert C. Culley

Publisher: Philadelphia : Fortress Press ; Missoula, Mont. : Scholars Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009142253

Category: Bible

Page: 122

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Categories: Bible