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.

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About Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins is a PhD student in English and Presidential Scholar at Baylor University. She also serves as Chair of the Language and Literature Department at Signum University, online. Her latest publication is an academic essay collection on "The Inklings and King Arthur" (Apocryphile Press, December 2017). Her interests include British Modernism, the Inklings, Arthuriana, theatre, and magic. She holds an M.A. from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Sørina blogs about British poet Charles Williams at The Oddest Inkling, wrote the introduction to a new edition of Williams’s "Taliessin through Logres" (Apocryphile, 2016), and edited Williams’s "The Chapel of the Thorn" (Apocryphile, 2014). As a creative writer, Sørina has published two books of poetry, "The Significance of Swans" (2007) and "Caduceus" (2012).
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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.”

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  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.

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  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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