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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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The Wade Center Welcomes New Co-Directors Crystal and David Downing (Feature Friday)

As I announced before, Drs. Crystal and David Downing have been appointed as Co-Directors of the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College. The Wade is the premier North American deposit of archival and library materials for the Inklings and … Continue reading

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Panel on C.S. Lewis’ “The Quest of Bleheris” at the C.S. Lewis and Friends Colloquium

I am currently working in the Marion E. Wade Center–the premier C.S. Lewis archival research space on the continent and a lovely little spot that houses materials by and about the British authors that are the primary focus on this … Continue reading

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