Monthly Archives: April 2016

Last Chance to Sign Up: Mythologies of Love and Sex (Signum University Class)

Originally posted on A Pilgrim in Narnia:
I am truly pleased to be offering a course at Signum University this coming Spring. This is my first time teaching at Signum, and I love the way they set up their courses:…

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Guest Post on “Stories of Great Names”

Today’s book summary is another guest post kindly written by the great CW scholar Richard Sturch. Richard was born in 1936 and holds a BA (Oxon) 1958, MA 1961, and D Phil 1970. He was ordained in the Church of … Continue reading

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Dear Readers of The Oddest Inkling: I know for sure that if you read this blog with any kind of regularity, you are the sort of person who would love courses at Signum University. They are lively, engaging, highly-intelligent courses … Continue reading

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Who is this King? CW as Contemporary Commentator in “Henry VII”

Book Summary: Henry VII London: Arthur Barker, 1937 In the preface, CW says that the goal of biography is to distinguish between the subject’s “nature and his fortune.” I find that a difficult phrase to parse. I think in 21st-century … Continue reading

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Big News in the Higgins Household

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Does it harden, a bitter pill in the gut, to poison the whole bloodstream and shrivel the skin of joy?   In my case, … Continue reading

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What Happens When a Bander Snatches

I recently served on a jury. It was a powerful, intense, positive, transformational experience. Interestingly, since I’ve just read Diana Glyer’s Bandersnatch and am thinking about my upcoming keynote speech about Charles Williams and collaboration, the trial was about artistic … Continue reading

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CW Was a Socialist? Summary of “Judgement at Chelmsford”

Judgement at Chelmsford is a pageant play, written for a church setting. The Diocese of Chelmsford was about to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 1939, and the theatre director Phyllis Potter, with whom Williams had worked before, commissioned him to … Continue reading

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