I’ve been busy these past few days, so I decided to pass my monthly post on to someone with a little more time. You might recognize her as Enid Gardner, the star MIA Maniac of the webcomic The Garden of Enid. Aside from being an expert in all things weirdly Mormon, she’s also (to my surprise) a Mormon lit enthusiast.
Below are Enid’s thoughts on the definition of Mormon literature–something we’ve all argued back and forth over the years. In some ways there’s nothing new here, and I’m not necessarily sure I agree with everything she says, but I like how she tries to narrow the field by focusing on overt content and community membership (broadly defined) and investment. Like her, I’m uncomfortable with labeling something “Mormon” that isn’t overtly so.
But, I don’t want to get ahead of her and steal her fire. Here she is: