Signum’s Christmas Faculty Roundtable

signum-christmas-roundtable-526x526You are invited to attend a chat with two of Signum University’s fine faculty members who will talk about Christmas Mythopoeia. Check out the description, where you can click the big blue “JOIN THIS EVENT” button on the left to RSVP for the live webinar. You can always watch or listen later, and there are various ways to do that.

Here is a description of this excellent event:

ON Thursday, December 22 at 5 pm EST, Signum University Department of Language & Literature Chair Sørina Higgins will be hosting a roundtable discussion with Kris Swank and Dr. Karl Persson with a Christmas theme.

Kris will be talking about her work on the Tolkien family history and literary echoes hidden in Tolkien’s Father Christmas Letters, as well as its resonances with Frank Baum’s “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus” as another attempt at Santa mythopoeia.

Karl will talk about G. K. Chesterton, the Dickensian mystery of Christmas, the cheerful grotesqueries of holiday cheer, and the way that Christmastide culture wars obscure the haunting mythopoeia of the season.

We hope you can join us for this festive confabulation! For those who cannot attend live, the event will be recorded and posted on  our Signum Sessions channels on YouTube and iTunes U. You can add the Signum Symposia podcast feed to your favorite podcasting app to download audio-only versions of Signum Sessions.

Hope to see you there! 

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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2 Responses to Signum’s Christmas Faculty Roundtable

  1. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    Just caught up with Corey Olsen’s very enjoyable lecture of last December, and this sounds great!

    Hurrah for Fr. Nicholas Christmas & Co.!


  2. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    And, there, indeed, it is (and was, almost immediately – though I’ve only checked after Twelfth Night), for which, thanks!:


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