Monthly Archives: July 2015

Happy Birthday, J.K. Rowling!

In honor of J.K. Rowling’s birthday, I’m posting the text of a talk I gave at a pop culture conference a few years ago. I hope you enjoy it even 1% as much as you enjoyed reading Harry Potter! Hallows … Continue reading

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King Arthur: The One Story of CW’s Life

I am currently engaged in writing the introductory chapter for my edited collection The Inklings and King Arthur. In it, I include a section in which I attempt to capture the essence of each of the four writers’–Barfield, Tolkien, Lewis, Williams–approaches … Continue reading

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Charles Williams and Robert Bridges and Some Reflections on Poetry: Guest Post by Jared Lobdell

Here is the first half of a two-part guest post by Jared Lobdell. Jared is the editor of Detective Fiction Reviews of Charles Williams (McFarland, 2003); the Chairman of Papers & Panels for MythCon 1987; author/editor of three books on … Continue reading

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Unrolling the Index

I don’t have a new CW book to post about today–I’m reading his biography of James I right now, and that will take a while–so instead let me introduce…. THE INDEX! Here it is. It has links to the more … Continue reading

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The Jedi, the Cowboy, and… Thomas Edison?: Pulp Science Fiction and Star Wars

You are invited to a free online lecture by Mythgard professor Amy Sturgis. Register here. The lecture is entitled “The Jedi, the Cowboy, and… Thomas Edison?: Pulp Science Fiction and Star Wars.” SYNOPSIS: What images come to mind when you … Continue reading

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Follow Grevel Lindop: The Biography is Near!

Extremely exciting news in the Charles Williams world: the publication of Grevel Lindop’s official biography is just about 4 months away, and Grevel is tweeting CW facts in preparation! Go follow @GrevelLindop right now!

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What did Everybody Think about Everything? Shakespeare’s Universal Poetics

Charles Williams Book Summary #28: Reason and Beauty in the Poetic Mind (1933) Here on The Oddest Inkling, we are in a bit of dry phase in the book summary series—or at least, that’s what I thought before I began … Continue reading

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