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Thesis Theater: Maximilian Hart ~ Draconic Diction: Truth and Lies in Le Guin's Old Speech

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תוכן מסופק על ידי Signum University. כל תוכן הפודקאסטים כולל פרקים, גרפיקה ותיאורי פודקאסטים מועלים ומסופקים ישירות על ידי Signum University או שותף פלטפורמת הפודקאסט שלהם. אם אתה מאמין שמישהו משתמש ביצירה שלך המוגנת בזכויות יוצרים ללא רשותך, אתה יכול לעקוב אחר התהליך המתואר כאן https://he.player.fm/legal.

This recording from August 16th, 2021, of Thesis Theater: Maximilian Hart ~ Draconic Speech: Truth and Lies in Le Guin's Old Speech

Signum master’s student Maximilian Hart will present his thesis “Draconic Diction: Truth and Lies in Le Guin’s Old Speech” and respond to questions from the audience in an interactive Thesis Theater. The discussion will be facilitated by Maximilian’s thesis supervisor, Kris Swank.

Thesis Abstract

Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea series enters an ongoing dialogue about the nature of language; in it, she proposes a language spoken by dragons and wizards, “the Old Speech,” a language fundamentally unlike our human languages. It is a language in which it is impossible to lie, a language which is simultaneously descriptive and generative: to say the name of a thing is to have the thing come to be. This Old Speech is what the ancient poetic unity of language—to use Owen Barfield’s terms—might look like: a language in which the Tao, the underlying reality of a thing, is named in every word, a language in which every word is a narrative and true. However, dragons, not the titular, and ostensibly central, wizards, are the true poets of Earthsea; the dragons are the ones who see with a poet’s eye and who are actually capable of wielding the Old Speech in its ancient, unified, fully poetic sense, a sense which encompasses all shades of meaning and existence and narrative in one word. Le Guin’s Old Speech, then, can best be understood as a true language of Barfieldian ancient unity, and the dragons are not liars but poets practicing their art.

About the Presenter

Maximilian Hart is a high school English teacher and has been a student at Signum University since 2016. His academic focus is currently on studying the works of Ursula K. Le Guin and her approaches to language. When he’s not reading books for class or his own high school students’ papers, he’s spending time with his wife and children or pretending to improve at chess or woodworking.

About Signum Thesis Theaters

Each of our master’s students writes a thesis at the end of their degree program, exploring a topic of their choice. The Thesis Theater is their opportunity to present their research to a general audience, and answer questions. All are welcome to attend!

The original announcement for this event: https://signumuniversity.org/event/ma...

Signum Symposia playlist • Signum Symposia
Thesis Theater playlist • Thesis Theater

For more information about Signum University and our degree program, please visit: https://signumuniversity.org/

Learn about Signum University’s mission, leadership and more:
https://signumuniversity.org/about/

Want to enjoy Signum’s educational offerings? Start here!
https://signumuniversity.org/start/

On our Graduate Program.
https://signumuniversity.org/departme...
Upcoming courses.
https://signumuniversity.org/classes/...
Auditing options.
https://signumuniversity.org/admissio...
Financial information.
https://signumuniversity.org/admissio...

If you have any questions,
https://signumuniversity.org/contact/

If you're interested in our Free courses and activities, please visit
Mythgard Institute:
https://mythgard.org/
Signum Symposia:
https://signumuniversity.org/symposia/
Signum Academy:
https://signumuniversity.org/academy/

You will find lots of our past recordings here on this YouTube channel, and you can also find our podcasts on this page: https://mythgard.org/listen/

Support Signum Symposia

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תוכן מסופק על ידי Signum University. כל תוכן הפודקאסטים כולל פרקים, גרפיקה ותיאורי פודקאסטים מועלים ומסופקים ישירות על ידי Signum University או שותף פלטפורמת הפודקאסט שלהם. אם אתה מאמין שמישהו משתמש ביצירה שלך המוגנת בזכויות יוצרים ללא רשותך, אתה יכול לעקוב אחר התהליך המתואר כאן https://he.player.fm/legal.

This recording from August 16th, 2021, of Thesis Theater: Maximilian Hart ~ Draconic Speech: Truth and Lies in Le Guin's Old Speech

Signum master’s student Maximilian Hart will present his thesis “Draconic Diction: Truth and Lies in Le Guin’s Old Speech” and respond to questions from the audience in an interactive Thesis Theater. The discussion will be facilitated by Maximilian’s thesis supervisor, Kris Swank.

Thesis Abstract

Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea series enters an ongoing dialogue about the nature of language; in it, she proposes a language spoken by dragons and wizards, “the Old Speech,” a language fundamentally unlike our human languages. It is a language in which it is impossible to lie, a language which is simultaneously descriptive and generative: to say the name of a thing is to have the thing come to be. This Old Speech is what the ancient poetic unity of language—to use Owen Barfield’s terms—might look like: a language in which the Tao, the underlying reality of a thing, is named in every word, a language in which every word is a narrative and true. However, dragons, not the titular, and ostensibly central, wizards, are the true poets of Earthsea; the dragons are the ones who see with a poet’s eye and who are actually capable of wielding the Old Speech in its ancient, unified, fully poetic sense, a sense which encompasses all shades of meaning and existence and narrative in one word. Le Guin’s Old Speech, then, can best be understood as a true language of Barfieldian ancient unity, and the dragons are not liars but poets practicing their art.

About the Presenter

Maximilian Hart is a high school English teacher and has been a student at Signum University since 2016. His academic focus is currently on studying the works of Ursula K. Le Guin and her approaches to language. When he’s not reading books for class or his own high school students’ papers, he’s spending time with his wife and children or pretending to improve at chess or woodworking.

About Signum Thesis Theaters

Each of our master’s students writes a thesis at the end of their degree program, exploring a topic of their choice. The Thesis Theater is their opportunity to present their research to a general audience, and answer questions. All are welcome to attend!

The original announcement for this event: https://signumuniversity.org/event/ma...

Signum Symposia playlist • Signum Symposia
Thesis Theater playlist • Thesis Theater

For more information about Signum University and our degree program, please visit: https://signumuniversity.org/

Learn about Signum University’s mission, leadership and more:
https://signumuniversity.org/about/

Want to enjoy Signum’s educational offerings? Start here!
https://signumuniversity.org/start/

On our Graduate Program.
https://signumuniversity.org/departme...
Upcoming courses.
https://signumuniversity.org/classes/...
Auditing options.
https://signumuniversity.org/admissio...
Financial information.
https://signumuniversity.org/admissio...

If you have any questions,
https://signumuniversity.org/contact/

If you're interested in our Free courses and activities, please visit
Mythgard Institute:
https://mythgard.org/
Signum Symposia:
https://signumuniversity.org/symposia/
Signum Academy:
https://signumuniversity.org/academy/

You will find lots of our past recordings here on this YouTube channel, and you can also find our podcasts on this page: https://mythgard.org/listen/

Support Signum Symposia

  continue reading

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