Tag Archives: George MacDonald

“In and Out of the Moon” by Jeff McInnis

Anyone who has spent any amount of time haunting coffee shops or pubs with academics knows that many scholars have a novel or two in their desk drawer. This is especially true of scholars who study imaginative writers or speculative fiction, … Continue reading

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2016: A Year of Reading

This time last year I had a sense of the kind of season that 2016 would be, but I did not know the how deeply the experiences of bereavement, family responsibility, and overwork would impact me. While my work has … Continue reading

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2016: My Year in Books: The Infographic

The house elves at Goodreads have produced a little infographic to capture my year in book reading. I love data, and I love when clever people create clever algorithms to capture trends in visual form. I’ll post my full, super … Continue reading

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Losing the Safety of the Real in That Hideous Strength

Though at times hauntingly realistic, scattered throughout C.S. Lewis’ space trilogy are moments where reality slides away from us. In the midst of the mundane—a walk at night, a conversation in a parlor, a sleepy, sunny afternoon on a hillside, … 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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Call for Submissions

I have been pleased to have had a blog published at the Fellowship of the King. They have now sent out a call for poetry, short stories, and essays. Check it out! “The Fellowship of The King” (www.thefellowshipoftheking.net) is a … Continue reading

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‘Arch-natural Psalms’: The Poetry of The Great Divorce (Guest Post by David Llewellyn Dodds)

I am excited to present this intriguing study of The Great Divorce by David Llewellyn Dodds. I think David started working this out in the conversation section of a previous blog! As the ideas were coming together, I encouraged him to publish his … Continue reading

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