Monthly Archives: September 2016

Bandersnatch and Creative Collaboration by Diana Pavlac Glyer

I am a rapid writer, someone who works in fits and starts. I benefit from binges of work, closeted away to get down what’s been rolling around my chest for hours or days. It took a decade for me to … Continue reading

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A Normal Day in C.S. Lewis’ Life as a Student

Though the halls of Oxford are not yet filled for Michaelmas term, University students and faculty are back to work here in North America. No doubt, students are already concerned about how much they can accomplish. As they hustle between … Continue reading

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The PEI Bomb Threat and the Politics of Twitter

Just a little while ago I was writing away in my campus office and a policeman tells me we are evacuating. This is a strange message to get in the land of Anne of Green Gables, this getaway Island of … Continue reading

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I Am Legend: Book vs. Film(s)

Can a film be better than the book? It depends on how we define “better,” but book-lovers tend to say two sorts of things about adaptations: “The book was a richer experience.” “The film adaptation was not faithful to the … Continue reading

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Mark Twain’s Letters from Earth: A Pre-/Post-Screwtapian Discovery

One of the readers of A Pilgrim in Narnia tipped me off to a lost-but-found work by Mark Twain. Letters from Earth was written in 1909 but not published until long after his death in 1962. This little book, incomplete … Continue reading

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What if Journalism Was Like This? “The Whitby Storm” in Dracula

I don’t know what we’ll end up having faith in, when it’s all said and done. Our collapse of faith in religion, democratic government, education, the university, the police force, the justice system, and many community leaders has come slowly … Continue reading

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Travels in Time: An Update from the UK

As I write this the English countryside is passing quickly by. I am on a train, which is a rare experience for a non-urban Canadian. Taking the train through England is like moving briskly in and out of time. Clay-roofed … Continue reading

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