Here are the discussion questions for the fifteenth email in the AMV Deep Dive of Marden J. Clark’s essay collection Liberating Form.
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Please note that comments are moderated, and the goal is to make this a place welcome to Mormons of all stripes (as well as folks with an interest in Mormonism).
- Do you agree with Alan Keele’s observation as reported by Clark? Or is that just the middlebrow defending its’ middlebrow-ness? Should we even accept the premise of the sublime vs. the trivial?
- Clark notes that the easy is pervasive in American (and Mormon) culture. How has that changed since the 1980s both in terms of areas of emphasis and intensity?
- Does mediocrity feed upon itself, especially when it comes to art? Why or why not? Is the same true of excellence?