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Word of Re-enchantment

by Anthony Nanson

CONTENTS LIST

Foreword by Eric Maddern                         

Introduction: the impetus of desire               

 


MYTH

 

Mythscapes of Arcadia            

 

Mythic Patterns in Popular Entertainment            

The Metaphysics of Imaginary Worlds              

 

Lost Islands: myth and reality                   

 

Wonder Voyages                                     

 

The Myth of King Arthur: a creative tradition       

 

The Promise and Pitfalls of Christian Agenda in Stephen Lawhead’s Pendragon Cycle          

 


STORYTELLING

 

Telling Merlin         

 

Writing It and Telling It           

 

Listening to Hugh Lupton          

 

The Meeting of Sacred and Secular    

 

The Telling Place             


The Benefits of Amateur Storytelling        

 

What Does ‘Accreditation’ Mean?         

 

Telling Other Peoples’ Stories             

 

The Storytelling Imagination as Catalyst of Tolerance and Transformation

 


ECOBARDIC

 

Tales to Sustain             

 

What Do You Mean, ‘Ecobardic’? 

 

Age of Enchantment         

 

Mapping the Ecobardic Territory         

 

Faith, Freedom, and the Fast-Capitalist Commodification of Story   

 

Telling Stories from the Big Picture of Ecological History  

 

Two Sides to a Story: storytelling as a tool of the imagination in conflicts

over environmental resources     

 

How Can Storytelling Re-enchant the Natural World in an Electronic Age?           

 

The Big Picture and the Bigger Picture     

 


Bibliography           

 

Acknowledgements

 

Index