Tag Archives: J.R.R. Tolkien

On Rings of Power and Adaptation

This past week in the Return of King Arthur class I’m precepting, my students got a little break from weekly academic writing and had the chance to write something creative instead. They produced a wealth of glorious Arthurian Adaptations, retelling … Continue reading

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CFP: Starships, Stewards, and Storytellers

Hey, readers! You are invited to submit proposals for an upcoming conference: TexMoot 2022:Signum University’s Fourth Annual TexasLiterature & Language Symposium 26 March 2022at the Norris Conference Center2525 W. Anderson LnAustin, TX 78757and online What is a “Moot”?  The word … 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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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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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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Down a Tolkien rabbit trail

Down a Tolkien rabbit trail; or, Why you shouldn’t trust Wikipedia; or, Why you should sign up for classes at Signum University right now. I am happy that I live in the 21st century–and I am delighted to be a … Continue reading

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The Inklings and Science Fiction

You are invited to take a fantastic class this spring: “The Inklings and Science Fiction,” taught by Douglas A. Anderson! You can take for it credit, or choose from two levels of auditing. Check it out HERE. It starts on … Continue reading

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MidMoot: Mythgard’s Midatlantic Speculative Fiction Symposium

This exciting event was a 7-hour brain-feeding frenzy for nerds. We met at 10 am on a Saturday (during parents’ weekend, a football game, and the outer bands of a hurricane) to talk about fantasy literature, science fiction, and Tolkien. … Continue reading

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Inventory of Inklings Arthuriana

Would you be willing to check any part of this list, whatever your area of expertise, and offer additions, suggestions, corrections, critiques, and commentary? That would be very helpful! Thank you. Continue reading

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