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."

King Arthur shall return!

Thanks to an awesome group of 29 supporters, my GoFundMe campaign to raise money for permissions fees for The Inklings and King Arthur was fully funded, and then a stretch goal reached, within three days! I am awed and blessed by … Continue reading

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Fund King Arthur’s Return!

Dear readers of The Oddest Inkling: As you know, in 2013, a previously-unpublished work by J.R.R. Tolkien appeared: The Fall of Arthur, his only explicitly Arthurian writing.  The publication of this extraordinary poem revealed subtle connections between “The Matter of Britain” and … Continue reading

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Call for Book Reviewers — Journal of SF

I recently received the following message from The Journal of Science Fiction: The Journal of Science Fiction currently seeks reviewers for books we receive from publishers. We are looking for reviewers to write objective, academic book reviews rather than the more casual … Continue reading

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New Review of “Chapel of the Thorn”

I invite you to check out this new review of The Chapel of the Thorn, by Steve Hayes. I also recommend that you read the comments on the post — and join the conversation, if you’ve a mind to. If you … Continue reading

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New CW Book: “The Celian Moment”

Here is a guest post by Stephen Barber, publisher and editor of Charles Williams: The Celian Moment and other Essays. This week sees the publication of a new collection of literary essays by Charles Williams, the first for over fifty years. … Continue reading

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Thesis Theatre event invitation!

You are invited to attend a “Thesis Theatre” event as part of the Signum Symposia. Join me on Thursday, March 23rd, 9:30 PM EST for a roundtable discussion with three recent Signum thesis grads. Here are the names of each participant and abstracts of … Continue reading

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“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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