Tag Archives: Inklings

Choose King Arthur’s Cover!

Dear readers! Please go over to 99Designs and vote on your favorite book cover for The Inklings and King Arthur! Here are the four finalists; I’d be happy to hear your comments about what you like, because I can communicate with … Continue reading

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Wanted: Fantasy/Science Fiction/Pop Culture Preceptor

(reposted from https://signumuniversity.org/news/wanted-fantasyscience-fictionpop-culture-preceptor/) The Department of Language & Literature at Signum University is currently seeking preceptors to join the faculty team in our Imaginative Literature concentration. What Does a Preceptor Do? The purpose of the position of Preceptor is to support the instruction of language … Continue reading

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Real Modernisms: Revising (Meta)Fictional Modernist Narratives

As you know, I gave a keynote talk at Mythmoot IV last weekend. Here’s the abstract: In 1997, Brian Richardson’s “Remapping the Present” questioned the standard metanarrative of twentieth-century fiction, which plots a move from realism through modernism to postmodernism. … Continue reading

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Mythopoeic Society Nomination!

I received a delightful email this week beginning “I am very pleased to inform you that your publication, The Chapel of the Thorn edition, has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Inklings Studies.” The … Continue reading

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Wonder Invoked (aka Mythmoot Grows Up)

Wonder, awe, amazement, curiosity, yearning, longing, joy, sehnsucht — these permeate the literature that has shaped my mind and determined much of my life. I wrote my Master’s Thesis on “The Heraldry of Heaven,” as C. S. Lewis called one … Continue reading

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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Dear readers of The Oddest Inkling: As you know, in 2013, a previously-unpublished work by J.R.R. Tolkien appeared: The Fall of Arthur, his only explicitly Arthurian writing.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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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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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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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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