In taking a closer look at myths, symbols and human experience across all human cultures one might notice identical patterns, similar narrative themes, as well as comparable symbols and experiences returning time after time. The term used to describe universal tropes of human patterning across time is, of course, archetype. An archetype binds the experience […]
Five main questions surfaced for me as I closely read the thoughtful and considered paper on transformative reversal and its brim-full of literary examples of a methodological application, transformative reversal.
These brief notes below set to demonstrate the interrelationship of the Frankfurt critique of mass culture and the theory of fascism. Adorno was to call both the mass-culture industry and fascist propaganda “psychoanalysis in reverse.” The thoughts that follow are comprehensively documented by L. Lowenthal and N. Guterman in their book, Prophets of Deceit: A Study […]