In this lecture that I prepared for The King’s College in New York City, I talk about my research into C.S. Lewis’ world-building project. In particular, given manuscript evidence that links The Screwtape Letters with the Space Trilogy, I spend time looking at the first chapter of Perelandra, reading it as if it was the next part of the “Ransom Cycle” after The Screwtape Letters and Out of the Silent Planet. You can hear me give a similar paper here. It is based on papers I wrote, summarized here. As always, I’d love to hear your comments. Please subscribe and follow me on Twitter, @BrentonDana.
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Could it ever be possible for there to be association of Narnia universe and the Ransom universe?
Yes, I think so. That’s what I’m arguing: Screwtape and the Cosmic Trilogy (and the incomplete Dark Tower) are part of the Field of Arbol, Lewis’ Ransom Speculative Universe.
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