Meandering Press is a project of Spillian LLC, a retreat center offering programming in imagination, story, myth, creativity, sustainability, and community.
In 2014, Meandering Press is launching as a digital publishing effort with a series of both short and full-length publications exploring the weavings between imagination, myth, psychology, culture, and nature. We meander, so this is a fairly broad brush.
Our goal is to produce and support work that is intellectually and creatively rigorous while reaching beyond traditional academic audiences. We believe that the ideas in this work sit in the intersections between academia and popular culture, and seek to be a part of ongoing conversations about how education and the spread of ideas are growing and changing in this era.
In addition to independent works from scholars/practioners in these fields, we will be building a collection of works delving into defining the shape of the study of myth and its role in contemporary culture.
This collection with be ‘peer curated’ — an effort to find a new model beyond traditional academic peer review processes that sets a bar that is high enough that the work here represents really good thought in the field while staying open to various voices and modalities so the canon is fluid and enlivened.
Our goal with this peer curated process is to honor the sense of being caretakers.
The etymology of the word curate: late 14c., “spiritual guide,” from Medieval Latin curatus “one responsible for the care (of souls),” from Latin curatus, past participle of curare “to take care of”.
We view this work as the beginning of an ongoing conversation, and look forward to engaging with you.
Leigh Melander, Ph.D.
Publisher, Meandering Press
Spillian: A Place to Revel