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Book Launch Party for “The Inklings and King Arthur”!

I am happy to announce that The Inklings and King Arthur is scheduled for publication on January 1st, 2018, and TexMoot has the honor of hosting the book release party! This celebration will take place between noon and 1:30, during lunch. Dr. Corey … Continue reading

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King Arthur Returns on January 1st

Friends! Rejoice with me! The Inklings and King Arthur has a cover design (by Emily Austin) and a release date: January 1st, 2018! This important collection of academic essays brings new perspectives to the field of Inklings studies, positioning Tolkien, Williams, Lewis, … Continue reading

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Announcing TexMoot!

You are cordially invited to attend TexMoot: The First Annual North Texas Literature & Language Symposium  13 January 2018 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas  Keynote Speaker: Dr. Corey Olsen, Signum University Signum University is pleased to announce the first … Continue reading

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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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