Tag Archives: C.S. Lewis

Why is Merlin in That Hideous Strength?

Originally posted on A Pilgrim in Narnia:
            I am writing a paper on C.S. Lewis and the Arthurian tradition for Sørina Higgins’ collection, The Inklings and King Arthur. As I trawl through the materials one common theme keeps coming…

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The Inklings: Their Lives, Loves, and Literature

Are you getting ready to watch the upcoming Hobbit film? If so, considering learning a bit more about the lives of the Inklings — Tolkien, Lewis, and Williams — before immersing yourself in the so-called “Defining Moment of the Middle-earth … Continue reading

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Call For Guest Blogs on The Great Divorce

Originally posted on A Pilgrim in Narnia:
On Monday, Nov 10th, we celebrate the 70th anniversary of C.S. Lewis’ novella, The Great Divorce. I rank this among the best of Lewis’ fiction and one of his richest thought experiments. Though…

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The Biographical Fallacy?

Hear, ye, hear ye! Calling all lovers, haters, and ambivalent readers of Charles Williams, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien! Calling all fan-girls and fan-boys of Ender’s Game, Dune, Watership Down, the Hobbit films, and Doctor Who! Calling those who are … Continue reading

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MythCon 45 Day 4: Faith, Myths, and Archetypes

Originally posted on Archaeologies of the Weird:
Fantasy and Faith Panel J. R. R. Tolkien The first of the two legendary panels that happened on Sunday–just before my own presentation, which was the last before the banquet and awards ceremony–was…

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Where is the Joy?

What books stir your soul? Which time period of literature or art appeals to you the most? Which stylistic era of music most stirs your soul? Is it the ordered precision of a Bach fugue or the poignant strains of … Continue reading

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The Heraldry of Heaven

On Tuesday, I gave a guest lecture at Signum University’s Mythgard Institute as a supplement to the course on C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. The talk was entitled “The Heraldry of Heaven: The Development of Sehnsucht in the Writings of … Continue reading

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An Invitation to “Heraldry of Heaven”

You are invited! Higgins Guest Lecture on C.S. Lewis Tuesday, October 7, 2014 4:00pm-5:30 pm EDT Mythgard Academy/Signum University

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Worlds Subtle and Strong: Guest Post

The following guest post was written by a student of mine at Signum/Mythgard. I hope you have been enjoying these guest posts recently. Next week I plan to transition back to the book summaries. Meanwhile, let me know if YOU … Continue reading

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News: Looking for CSL-related books, movies, and plays

Dear Reader: As Review Editor of Sehnsucht: The C.S. Lewis Journal, it is my privilege and responsibility to track down all the new books, movies, and theatrical productions related to C. S. Lewis: his life and his works. We desire … Continue reading

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