Friday, October 28, 2011

October 31: Primordial Chaos

Hello All,

Describe the most memorable example you see this weekend of Eliade's concept of Primordial Chaos.

Have fun!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Film Analysis

Hello All,

As we discussed in class, our readings present archetypes in three different contexts:

In Ariadne's Clue, Anthony Stevens divides and classifies archetypal objects and images;
In The Myth of the Eternal Return, Mircea Eliade analyzes specific archetypal processes;
In The Hero and the Outlaw, Margaret Mark and Carol Pearson divide and classify archetypal personas.

For The Myth of the Eternal Return, the following archetypal concepts have the most relevance for your film analysis:

Celestial Models
Profane/Sacred Time and Space
Symbolism of the Center
Road to the Center
Regeneration of Time (which is comprised of the following steps...)
Abolition of Past Time (of profane time and space)
Restoration of Primordial Chaos
Repetition of Cosmogonic Act

The introduction to this essay is due Friday.  For this blog entry, list the film you plan on analyzing as well as the symbols/archetypes (choose two to four different examples) on which you plan to focus.