Monthly Archives: September 2019

Blackface, Shameface, and Prime Minister Trudeau

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is putting on his best shame-faced demeanour today. Trudeau has positioned himself as a bastion of inclusivity, multiculturalism, and fights against racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination. When photos surfaced in the last few … Continue reading

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A Bibliography on C.S. Lewis and Gender (Secondary Sources)

Gender in C.S. Lewis Bibliography by Brenton Dickieson* Adey, Lionel.  “How Far Did Lewis Change Over Time?” The Canadian C.S. Lewis Journal 93.1 (1998): 5–13. See also his C.S. Lewis: Writer, Dreamer, and Mentor. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998. Barkman, … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis’s “To love at all is to be vulnerable” Infographic by Gavin Aung Than

I am having an open class on “C.S. Lewis, Gender, and The Four Loves” tonight (you are welcome to join, but must sign up here). In returning to the text, I was reminded by a student of a cartoon infographic … Continue reading

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“What the dwarves started to sing…,” a Word Study by Sparrow

Originally posted on words that you were saying:
This morning, I celebrate reaching the goal of even one poem thoroughly concordanced: [01.064] Chip the glasses and crack the plates! Blunt the knives and bend the forks! That’s what Bilbo Baggins…

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C.S. Lewis, Gender, and The Four Loves: An Open Class (Tues, Sep 17, 7pm Eastern)

C.S. Lewis’ The Four Loves is a book that is building in popularity. My original review of the book 8 years ago remains one of the top posts on this blog, and I have returned to the ideas again and again. … Continue reading

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L.M. Montgomery on the Love of Trees, and Hurricane Dorian

L.M. Montgomery simply loved trees. Her journals are filled with notes about trees–the beauty of landscape, like “the groves of maple and birch just turning to scarlet and gold” (Sep 25, 1889), or the desire to disappear and run “down … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper, C.S. Lewis, Tolkien & Me: Thoughts on Grief (Friday Feature)

I was struck by this interview between Anderson Cooper and Stephen Colbert on Grief. Youtube gave this to me because of the J.R.R. Tolkien link, I think, after watching a lecture by Tom Shippey. Weird link, but the Youtube algorithm … Continue reading

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