Creative Fiction: “Ekpipto”

He knew that he had fallen. He felt like someone or something was watching him. Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?[1] As SMSN[2] waited, chained against the cold stone, he knew that living and pretending as he did among the E.O.[3] had brought about this end. He had been called to … Continue reading Creative Fiction: “Ekpipto”

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Mimetic Criticism; or, Plato’s Influence Upon Theorists Then and Now

From Plato to modern critics and theorists, the nature of literary mimesis varies, and modernity inevitably problematize mimesis; however, Plato becomes the inevitable commonality between the theorists from the ancient to the modern (Aristotle, Plotinus, Nietzsche, Wilde, Saussure, and Baudrillard). These theorists explicitly or implicitly enter into a dialogue with Plato, thus responding to or … Continue reading Mimetic Criticism; or, Plato’s Influence Upon Theorists Then and Now