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Good C.S. Lewis Studies Books That Did Not Win the Mythopoeic Award: Part 1: C.S. Lewis on Theology, Philosophy, and Spiritual Life

Last week I wrote that “Tolkien Studies Projects Sweep the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award Shortlist in Inklings Studies“–a double-edged sword post that congratulated the authors of editors of five great books while noting that, once again, C.S. Lewis studies projects have … 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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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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Crystal Downing, Subversive: Christ, Culture, and the Shocking Dorothy L. Sayers (Book Launch, Friday Feature)

I am pleased to share the video of the Book Launch for Crystal Downing’s new book, Subversive: Christ, Culture, and the Shocking Dorothy L. Sayers. Famous detective club novelist, strident correspondent, generation-leading scriptwriter, essayist, lecturer, and controversialist, and the producer … Continue reading

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“The Places of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis” with Patti Callahan, plus a Wade Podcast, Timeline, and Other Resources (Friday Feature)

I recently featured New York Times Bestselling author Patti Callahan’s novelized biography of Joy Davidman, Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis. I found it a helpful book with fine writing, but I … Continue reading

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A Ham of Note in the History of Literature (Throwback Thursday)

Last year I introduced an occasional feature I call “Throwback Thursday.” This is where I find a blog post from the past–raiding either my own blog-hoard or someone else’s–and throw it back out into the digital world. This might be … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis’ Science Fiction with Adam Mattern, David C. Downing, and Brenton Dickieson

Last week we had an amazing Thesis Theater event, a great discussion about C.S. Lewis’ WWII-era science fiction trilogy. Recent Signum University MA graduate Adam Mattern was the central figure, presenting his thesis titled “An Image of the Discarded: C. … Continue reading

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Adam Mattern on C.S. Lewis’ Science Fiction (Announcement)

Join us tomorrow, Thursday, March 14, at 6pm ET for a Thesis Theater with recent Signum University MA graduate Adam Mattern, who will present his thesis titled “An Image of the Discarded: C. S. Lewis’s Use of the Medieval Model … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis’ “Dymer”… or is it Deemer? (or Can Someone from the Buffyverse be Wrong?)

As I hinted last month, I have been reading and rereading C.S. Lewis’ Dymer. Lewis only kept a journal during his early Oxford years, 1922-1927. The diary’s posthumous title, All My Road Before Me, is taken from the first stanza of Dymer: … Continue reading

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A Place for “Till We Have Faces,” by David C. Downing, Wade Center Co-Director

Originally posted on Off the Shelf:
Recently the Wade Center unveiled a new display in its museum space, recounting the story of C. S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces (1956) and how it came to be written. The exhibit features…

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