Category Archives: Reflections

Emily of New Moon Round Table with E. Holly Pike, Kate Sutherland, and Brenton Dickieson (which is me!), Sat, Sept 25th, 2pm Eastern (Conversations about L.M. Montgomery Series)

I am pleased to announce that I am part of a “Round Table” conversation on L.M. Montgomery’s novel, Emily of New Moon. While it is not always my favourite work of Montgomery’s in terms of sheer readerly relexation, it is by … Continue reading

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Great and Little Men: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Letter about C.S. Lewis and T.S. Eliot

For much of the last week, I have been fighting through the relationship between C.S. Lewis and T.S. Eliot relationship. In my 2015 post about Eliot’s striking lyrical poem, “…In the Vacant Places,” I was more than a bit optimistic … Continue reading

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Marsha Daigle-Williamson’s Reflecting the Eternal and Dante in the Work of C.S. Lewis, with Thoughts about Intertextuality (Good C.S. Lewis Studies Books That Did Not Win the Mythopoeic Award Series Insert)

Intertextuality: The Books Inside the Books We Love to Read I am very much interested in the books that sit behind the books we read, or the idea of “Intertextuality.” I have tackled this topic before (see the list at … Continue reading

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Your Invitation to Epic Fantasy in Everyday Living: Ursula K. Le Guin: Worldbuilder by Signum University’s Bronwyn Rivera (Reblog)

I am pleased to announce that I am part of a team delivering a course at Signum University this fall on Ursula K. Le Guin: Worldbuilder. Prof. Kris Swank, PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow, is delivering a series … Continue reading

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Tolkien Studies Projects Sweep the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award Shortlist in Inklings Studies (Trying Not To Say “I Told You So”)

I just spent the weekend at Mythcon–a short, digital version of the normally weird and wonderful long weekend of scholarship and fan fun. Many of the parts of Mythcon that I love were still featured, including thoughtful and engaging panels, … Continue reading

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Weekend Events: Mythcon 51: A Virtual Halfling Myth (Still Time To Register!) + Colin Duriez on “Death, Dante, and Dorothy Sayers”

Mythcon 51: A Virtual Halfling Mythcon (Jul 31-Aug 1, 2021) Out of the disarray and disruption of COVID19, fan gatherings and academic conferences have done a solid job of reinventing themselves. Recent Mythmoot and Tolkien Society conferences have been quite … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman’s Introduction to The Screwtape Letters, Marvel Comics Edition

Last week I published a review essay on a delightful and problematic Marvel adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters. In “Double Irony, Visual Delight, and a Missed Opportunity: The Screwtape Letters Marvel Comic Book,” I praised the adaptation for … Continue reading

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“Ursula K. Le Guin: Worldbuilder” Signum University Course (and a peek at the fall catalogue)

I am pleased to announce that I am part of a team delivering a course at Signum University this fall on Ursula K. Le Guin: Worldbuilder. Prof. Kris Swank, PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow, is delivering a series … Continue reading

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Double Irony, Visual Delight, and a Missed Opportunity: The Screwtape Letters Marvel Comic Book

Last December, I was the recipient of a “Screwtape Christmas Miracle.” From some unknown person of no doubt elfin origin, I received the Marvel Comics version of C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters. This 1994 Charles E. Hall graphic novel adaptation of … Continue reading

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Splendour in the Dark: C. S. Lewis’s Dymer in His Life and Work by Jerry Root (Hansen Lecture)

Splendour in the Dark: C. S. Lewis’s Dymer in His Life and Work by Jerry Root My rating: 4 of 5 stars I keep finding myself drawn to C.S. Lewis’ strange and challenging long narrative poem, Dymer. Written in the … Continue reading

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