Monday, April 8, 2013
The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Ourselves
The role of fable, legend, and myth...
Here are three recent podcasts that examine our use of story to explain, valorize, and understand our origins, our lives, and our destinies.
The Great Cauldron of Story: Maria Tatar on Why Fairy Tales Are for Adults Again, from On Being with Krista Tippett.
The Phantom Cup that Comes and Goes: The Story of the Holy Grail, a Gresham College lecture by Dr. Juliette Wood. This one comes complete with a transcript and a PowerPoint.
The Faces of Eve, from Ideas with Paul Kennedy on CBCRadio, featuring Professor Ronna Burger, Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Aviva Gottlieb Zornberg, PhD, and Professor Valarie Ziegler.
Our stories need not be factual to hold truth.
Image Credit: "The Damsel of the Sanct Grael" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Grail