26 November 2021


Supplement - The Original

Why do we defend a canonical “original?” Where does such an idea come from?

We discuss what we mean to place a text with authority and visit The Lord of the Rings and “Fur Elise” along the way.




00:00     Intro
00:19     Lord of the Rings Fan
04:55     “Original”
10:02      “Fur Elise”




Complete Resources:   https://waywordsstudio.com/project/van-gogh/



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Original music by Randon Myles (https://randonmyles.com/)


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Chisnell, Steve. “The Original.” Waywords Studio, 26 Nov. 2021, https://waywordsstudio.com/project/van-gogh/.


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