Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Biographical Fallacy?

Hear, ye, hear ye! Calling all lovers, haters, and ambivalent readers of Charles Williams, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien! Calling all fan-girls and fan-boys of Ender’s Game, Dune, Watership Down, the Hobbit films, and Doctor Who! Calling those who are … Continue reading

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MythCon 45 Day 4: Faith, Myths, and Archetypes

Originally posted on Matthew Rettino:
Fantasy and Faith Panel J. R. R. Tolkien The first of the two legendary panels that happened on Sunday–just before my own presentation, which was the last before the banquet and awards ceremony–was entitled “Fantasy…

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Where is the Joy?

What books stir your soul? Which time period of literature or art appeals to you the most? Which stylistic era of music most stirs your soul? Is it the ordered precision of a Bach fugue or the poignant strains of … Continue reading

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The Heraldry of Heaven

On Tuesday, I gave a guest lecture at Signum University’s Mythgard Institute as a supplement to the course on C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. The talk was entitled “The Heraldry of Heaven: The Development of Sehnsucht in the Writings of … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing “The Hobbit” Smackdown

On November 8th, Mythgard Academy is holding its fundraising webathon, and I have foolishly agreed to face off with The Tolkien Professor in a debate about “The Hobbit” films — so I need your help! As you may know, Corey … Continue reading

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An Invitation to “Heraldry of Heaven”

You are invited! Higgins Guest Lecture on C.S. Lewis Tuesday, October 7, 2014 4:00pm-5:30 pm EDT Mythgard Academy/Signum University

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Let Us Dispute About Noises: Guest Post

As you know, I have begun working as a Preceptor for Signum University/The Mythgard Institute. This University offers courses in fantasy literature and sci fi, and I’m on the faculty team for the Lewis & Tolkien course. So it seems … Continue reading

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King Solomon’s TARDIS: “Many Dimensions”

It’s old, it’s new, it’s borrowed, it’s blue! It’s the TARDIS! No, wait: It’s new, it’s old, it’s stolen, it’s gold! It’s… the Stone in the Crown of Suleiman ben Daood, King in Jerusalem. This tiny, square, cream-colored stone is … Continue reading

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