Tag Archives: Inklings

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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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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The Inklings and Celtic Mythology

Oops. I haven’t posted on here in a while. I didn’t finish my series on the “Magnum Opus” Inspector Lewis episode. I haven’t continued my book summaries of CW’s works. What happened?!?! Oh, the little matter of a PhD. That’s … Continue reading

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Sign up for awesome summer courses!

Dear Readers of The Oddest Inkling: I know for sure that if you read this blog with any kind of regularity, you are the sort of person who would love courses at Signum University. They are lively, engaging, highly-intelligent courses … Continue reading

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What Happens When a Bander Snatches

I recently served on a jury. It was a powerful, intense, positive, transformational experience. Interestingly, since I’ve just read Diana Glyer’s Bandersnatch and am thinking about my upcoming keynote speech about Charles Williams and collaboration, the trial was about artistic … Continue reading

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The Long Defeat

As you know, I started working on a short story the other day: a piece of alternative history about the Inklings. It’s very silly, but in a way it’s a love song to my favorite writers–C. S. Lewis, J. R. … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with CW?

Please go vote for your favorite Charles Williams work in this week’s poll! Then come back and read my speculations about what’s wrong with CW. Why Isn’t CW as Popular as CSL & JRRT? There was a little conversation recently … Continue reading

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Matryoshka Mind

Originally posted on Ekphrasis: Allentown's Fellowship of Christians in the Arts:
As I wrote in my previous post, I’m writing along with my students this semester. Here’s my second piece of “Creative Nonfiction.” As always, your comments are very…

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