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Hugo Award 2020: Best Novel Roundtable (Full Video)

For more than 65 years, fans have been gathering at Worldcon and selecting what they think is the best science fiction or fantasy work of the year. Unlike other award programmes–like the Nebula awards, which are chosen by writers, or … Continue reading

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“The Lady and Our Lady: Galadriel as a ‘Reflexion’ of Mary,” A Signum Thesis Theatre on Tolkien & Catholicism by Mickey Corso (Mon, Aug 3, 3pm EST)

I am very excited to announce that Signum University MA student Mickey Corso will present his thesis “The Lady and Our Lady: Galadriel as a ‘Reflexion’ of Mary” to the public on Monday, Aug 3rd, at 3pm Eastern. Besides the … Continue reading

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Hugo Award 2020: Best Novel Roundtable

For more than 65 years, fans have been gathering at Worldcon and selecting what they think is the best science fiction or fantasy work of the year. Unlike other award programmes–like the Nebula awards, which are chosen by writers, or … Continue reading

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The MaudCast S01E01: Lesley Clement and the Launch of the L.M. Montgomery Vision Forum #LMMI2020

Today is Day 1 of the L.M. Montgomery & Vision Forum–the virtual space for the 2020 L.M. Montgomery conference. The “2020 Vision Forum” is now open here. Today and through the week there will be scholarly presentations, creative projects, information on … Continue reading

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The L.M. Montgomery 2020 Vision Forum and the MaudCast Launch

It is a beautiful spring day here in Prince Edward Island–tilting solidly to summer, even. I have already done beach walks and my garden is mostly in, some of the usual signs of the season. One of the markers of … Continue reading

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Nolloquium 2020: Remembering the Vision, Looking to the Future (Free Online Colloquium at the Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis and Friends)

As I mentioned in a previous post, I had four conferences, including six talks, cancelled or postponed this year–as well as a research trip to the Marion E. Wade Inklings archive in Wheaton, IL. Thanks to some creative work of … Continue reading

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Introducing Signum Path

Hi friends, as some of you know, I have been teaching with Signum University for four years (see here and here and here). With a full service, online, affordable MA program in literature and linguistics, Signum is a leader in … Continue reading

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“The Ickabog,” a New Bedtime Fairy-tale by J.K. Rowling (with Illustration Competition)

Well, J.K. Rowling has done what so many have failed to do. No, I don’t mean write a stunningly original youth fantasy series that changes the future of publication and creates a multimedia empire in books, film, and fan culture. … Continue reading

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Guest Spot on the Pints With Jack Podcast, Talking About C.S. Lewis’ Till We Have Faces

Recently I sat down with David Bates of the Pints With Jack podcast to discuss Till We Have Faces. Readers will know that I have been working through Till We Have Faces with some detailed close readings and some guest spots. Over drinks, … Continue reading

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Free Event Today: A Sehnsucht Digital Tea at the C. S. Lewis and Friends Center

This summer, my punk rockstar teen and I were planning to go to an epic concert–perhaps one of the biggest of our lives–in the Northeast US. We just got word that the entire tour is postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19. … Continue reading

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