Fictional Worlds: Traditions in Narrative and the Art of Visual Culture

The significance of storytelling in the perpetuation of culture

Review by Grady Harp

L.A. (Lily) Alexander belongs to the family of three generations of educators and scholars; has earned three graduate degrees – in film, anthropology and comparative cultural studies; and visited about thirty-three countries exploring how people think and feel about their communities and storytelling practices. Lily Alexander has taught screenwriting, myth, folklore and narrative/media studies in three schools in New York: NYU, Brooklyn and Hunter Colleges. She is a recipient of academic fellowships and awards, has been teaching screenwriting, film, literature, folklore, media, and communication for fifteen years; including for the last ten years at New York University and City University of New York. Continue reading