A Motley Vision

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A Motley Vision
Type of site

Contemporary Mormon literature

multi-author weblog
Available in English
Created by William Morris
Website MotleyVision.org
Launched June 2, 2004
Current status Active

A Motley Vision is an online multi-author blog featuring criticism of the Mormon arts, LDS literature and film in particular. It was launched by William Morris on June 2, 2004.[1] It won the Association for Mormon Letters award for criticism in 2005 for "Its writers have made serious efforts to give sustained discussion to important issues, rather than simply aggregating fragments and chatter. The organization and coherence of the site, with its archives and references, has made possible the very sort of communal discussion of art and literature that AML encourages at its conferences, but does so asynchronously and electronically, allowing a greater breadth of participation across space and time."[2]

AMV frequently runs interviews with or essays from significant figures in the Mormon arts, such as Coke Newell and Mormons who have had significant national success such as Stephenie Meyer. The site's criticism is occasionally cited in promotional materials and in scholarly notices.[3]

AMV's critical efforts also include AMV Projects, among which are an online literary journal "devoted to the work of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer," a "free-content multilingual dictionary of Mormon words and phrases" and a translation project.[4]

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  1. ^ "About AMV | A Motley Vision". Motleyvision.org. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  2. ^ "AML Award: 2005 William Morris, P. G. Karamesines, Kent Larsen, and Eric Russell for A Motley Vision". Aml-online.org. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  3. ^ "USC Knight Chair in Media and Religion". Uscmediareligion.org. 2008-11-25. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  4. ^ "AMV Projects | A Motley Vision". Motleyvision.org. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 

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