This is the second in the series of Myth, Poetics and Culture conversations with Dr. Dennis Slattery. Co-Hosted by Dr. Dana White and Dr. Will Linn (co-founders of the Myth Salon), Riting Myth will include panelists:
Dr. Dara Marks: author – The Inside Story, the Power of the Transformational Arc;
Dr. John Bucher: author, educator and film critic;
Dr. Kwame Scruggs, author, activist, founder – Alchemy Inc.
Following on the first session where we explored the mythic figure of Hestia, this discussion will shift to several scenes from Dante’s La Vita Nuova, which reveals the origins of his greatest artistic achievement, his Commedia. By first examining the mythic figure of Beatrice and then Dante’s Prologue to his epic journey into the heart of creativity, we can discuss where and what the bridges are that allow the mythic to merge with the poetic or artistic actions of the imagination in a blending of what might be called mytho-poetic expression.