Monthly Archives: May 2015

Mysticism, Magic, and Marriage: “The Greater Trumps”

Charles Williams Book Summary #25: The Greater Trumps (Gollancz, 1932) Hooray! At last I get to write about another one of the novels. It has been far too long. I often feel that I do penance, slogging through the slow … Continue reading

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Matthew Dickerson Guest Lecture

The second lecture in the 2015 Mythgard Academy Guest Lecture series is coming up soon! It will be Matthew Dickerson speaking on “Tolkien’s Environmentalism.” You can register here; space is limited, so sign up soon. The lecture is entitled: “C.S.Lewis, … Continue reading

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A Review of “The Chapel of the Thorn,” a lost Charles Williams play by Sørina Higgins

Originally posted on A Pilgrim in Narnia:
Libraries are sacred spaces. I have had the opportunity to make pilgrimage to some of these storied cathedrals. I sat in contemplation at the Edwin W. Brown Collection at Taylor University in Upland,…

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The Poetry of Crisis: “The English Poetic Mind”

Charles Williams Book Summary #24: The English Poetic Mind (1932) Here we are with another book summary. Today it is CW’s second work of literary criticism: The English Poetic Mind. It was published in 1932 by the Clarendon Press. Hadfield … Continue reading

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Death, two days late

Friday marked 70 years since Charles Williams died. It’s an important milestone, an important date on which to examine his legacy–not least because some of his works come into the public domain now. There were a few posts about CW … Continue reading

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There Will Be No More Pints with Charles: An Astonishing Eulogy by Warren Lewis

Originally posted on A Pilgrim in Narnia:
On Friday, the 70th anniversary of Charles Williams’ death, I will explore C.S. Lewis’ tribute in poetry. Williams was powerfully influential to C.S. Lewis, but he was also an important member of the…

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May Artifact of the Month: Charles Williams’s Honorary Master’s Degree

Originally posted on Off the Shelf:
Museum display at the Wade Center featuring Charles Williams’s honorary Master of Arts degree from Oxford University, and the mortar board he wore during the ceremony. With graduation season beginning, we thought it appropriate…

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Speaking in Oxford!

On June 6th, 2015, I am honored and delighted to speak about The Chapel of the Thorn at the annual general meeting of the Charles Williams society in Oxford, UK. Holly Ordway and Malcolm Guite will also join me to … Continue reading

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