Tag Archives: J.R.R. Tolkien

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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Tolkien’s Arthuriana

As you know, I’m deep into the final editing stage of The Inklings and King Arthur. Last week I posted about CW’s Arthurian works, yesterday about Owen Barfield. Today, Tolkien; tomorrow, Lewis. Your comments, questions, suggestions, and corrections are eagerly … Continue reading

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Hallows and Heaven

I wrote last week about my lovely morning researching an Arthurian work by Barfield in the Bodleian Library–my personal earthly paradise. Now I would like to share with you about the talk I gave at the Charles Williams Society on … Continue reading

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The Hobbit as a Living Text: The Battle of 5 Blogs

Originally posted on A Pilgrim in Narnia:
This post is part of the Battle of the Five Blogs, or six blog to be precise. It is a throw-down of various Tolkien bloggers who are thinking about the release of the…

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