Tag Archives: Beowulf

To C.S. Lewis Readers and Researchers: A Call for Literary Links

Dear friends, I have been asked to contribute a list of C.S. Lewis manuscripts that have been published in the last decade for an upcoming book. This invitation came out of an earlier blog, “Lost-but-found Works of C.S. Lewis.” Since then, … Continue reading

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The Stories before the Hobbit: Tolkien Intertextuality, or the Sources behind his Diamond Waistcoat

If  Tolkien lovers are nerds, it is only because they are walking in the pathway of the Master Nerd himself. The more I study Tolkien, the more I get the sense that no one was more amazed by the entire … Continue reading

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The Lost-But-Found Works of C.S. Lewis

Once, I had a couple of hours in London before I had to catch a train up to Chester. I only know London through books and movie; no one will be surprised that Sherlock and Charles Dickens do not make … Continue reading

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Mini-Syllabus: Introduction to Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon

Originally posted on Stories & Soliloquies:
Although I am still working my way through my last syllabus, I’m excited that my book club is reading Beowulf this fall. I’ve decided to make the most of this chance to talk about…

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Matthew Dickerson’s “The Rood and the Torc”: A Winter Tale

When I walk into a bookstore and scan the shelves, I am inevitably met with dozens of book jackets featuring Amish women in bent grass landscapes, or mysterious looking Elizabethan courtiers ready to be betrayed (or to do the betraying), … Continue reading

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Leuven to Chester in 12 Hours (Live Tweeting Adventure)

08:59 Very thankful for church bells in Leuven; set my Mon-Fri alarm on Sunday #fail 09:00 Evidently I am incapable of sleeping in Europe. Ugh. 09:01 Breakfast: three leftover sips from a Coke Zero named Michaël 09:15 Finished last Belgian … Continue reading

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The Tangled Path Before Us: A Review of Matthew Dickerson’s “The Rood and the Torc”

When I walk into a bookstore and scan the historical fiction section, I am inevitably met with dozens of book jackets featuring Amish women in bent grass landscapes or mysterious looking Elizabethan courtiers ready to be betrayed (or to do … Continue reading

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