The Heraldry of Heaven

MythgardBadge_90x90the-wanderer-above-the-sea-of-fogOn 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 C.S. Lewis.” In it, I discuss the longing or yearning that drove Lewis to explore Romantic poetry and mystical encounters in his writings.

You can access the video here and the audio here.


About Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins is a writer, English teacher, and Inklings scholar. Sørina serves as Chair of the Department of Language and Literature at Signum University and teaches English at King's College and Lehigh Carbon Community College. She has published two books of poetry, "The Significance of Swans" and "Caduceus."
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3 Responses to The Heraldry of Heaven

  1. Reblogged this on A Pilgrim in Narnia and commented:
    If you aren’t familiar yet with the Mythgard Institute, a good place to begin is here, with Sørina Higgins’ lecture on C.S. Lewis’ provocative and intriguing idea of “joy.”


  2. Reblogged this on ravingsanity and commented:
    Friends of this blog should check out this guest lecture which my colleague, fellow Mythgardian, and friend Sorina Higgins did for the Mythgard Institute’s Tolkien & Lewis Course this fall.


  3. Sharon says:

    A really great lecture. I particularly loved that one poem of his that talked about his fear of being tricked again. That is a powerful and familiar fear.


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