Author Archives: Sørina Higgins

About Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins is a writer, English teacher, and Inklings scholar. Sørina serves as Chair of the Department of Language and Literature at Signum University and teaches English at King's College and Lehigh Carbon Community College. She has published two books of poetry, "The Significance of Swans" and "Caduceus."

“One Fantastic Rogue Beast” Live Discussion

Originally posted on A Pilgrim in Narnia:
Last Friday night I had the privilege to be part of a unique panel discussion. Signum University hosted an impromptu Signum Symposium called “One Fantastic Rogue Beast.” The discussion featured a team of fantasy…

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CFP — Mythmoot IV: Invoking Wonder

The Mythgard Institute at Signum University is happy to announce its fourth conference on Tolkien, Inklings Studies, Imaginative Literature (Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction), Germanic Philology, and other literary topics. Full details are available here. Mythmoot IV will be … Continue reading

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One Fantastic Rogue Beast: Signum Symposium

Are you a Harry Potter fan? How about Star Wars? Have you seen Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them and/or Rogue One? Well then, you’ll want to attend an upcoming Symposium in which we’ll be talking, arguing, and bantering about these … Continue reading

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2016 in Books

I’m a fan of Goodreads, the site that lets you track your reading and share books recommendations with others. They make a really pretty end-of-year summary of reading. I’m always startled by how little I’ve read, mainly because an enormous … Continue reading

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Signum’s Christmas Faculty Roundtable

You 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 … Continue reading

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Course on C. S. Lewis and Prayer

A while back, I was honored to contribute a tiny amount to a Kickstarter campaign to send Rev. David Beckmann to England to record a class on C. S. Lewis and Prayer. The course is now available to purchase! Check … Continue reading

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Descent into Hell: a Masterpiece of Emotion

Originally posted on The Law Lass:
? If you can get past the somewhat macabre title, you’ll find an uncommonly beautiful story about the power of fear, forgiveness and free will from the mind of Tolkien/ Lewis’s fellow (yet lesser-known)…

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Announcing the Charles Williams Library

The Charles Williams Library Collector’s hardback editions of Charles Williams’ best-loved work. For too long, Williams’s work has been out of print or only available in budget-level paperbacks.  The Charles Williams library is rectifying this with high-quality, hardbound editions of … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo the Signum way!

Originally posted on Ekphrasis: Allentown's Fellowship of Christians in the Arts:
Dear creative writers: Remember that awesome flash-fiction contest Signum University hosted last year? Well, this year we’re doing something different. November is National Novel-Writing Month; check out nanowrimo.org. And Signum…

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How the occult helps my faith

I have promised that as I go through my PhD program, I’ll post bits of my writing that are related to Charles Williams or the Inklings. Here’s a draft of a “reading notebook” entry I made for my class on … Continue reading

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