Tag Archives: J.R.R. Tolkien

C. S. Lewis and Friends Colloquium Postponed, but Student Paper Contest Continues

Here is a victim of COVID-19 that I talked about on Monday. The 2020 C.S. Lewis & Friends Colloquium at Taylor University has been postponed from June 2020 to June 2021. I am quite disappointed as this was part of … Continue reading

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The C.S. Lewis & Friends Conference: A Final Call and My Paper Proposal

I wanted to re-share the Call for Papers for one of my favourite conferences (which I describe here and here). If you are thinking of proposing a paper or creative piece, get that proposal in! They are especially interested in having … Continue reading

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Announcement: A Pilgrim in Narnia 1,000 Post Party on Wednesday!

On Wednesday, we’ll celebrate our 1,000th post on A Pilgrim in Narnia! Begun in 2011 as a sandbox project for thoughts about C.S. Lewis’ writings, the blog has certainly grown. With nearly 900,000 hits, 18,000 comments, 100 guest posts, and … Continue reading

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Corey Olsen’s Exploring The Hobbit: A 10 Minute Book Talk

From my point of view, there are three (linked) things that make Corey Olsen’s Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit an effective companion to one of the most important pieces of literature in the 20th century: 1. A focussed close-reading of the text, … Continue reading

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Call For Papers: C. S. Lewis and Friends Colloquium, Taylor University, June 4-7, 2020

I wanted to re-share the Call for Papers for one of my favourite conferences (which I describe here and here). I am working on my proposal today–a month early–because I think they are filling up the timeslots pretty rapidly. If you … Continue reading

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Christopher Tolkien, Curator of Middle-earth, Has Died, and a Letter from His Father

As last evening tilted towards nighttime in my part of the world, my social media feeds began filling with the news that Christopher Tolkien had died. The last living Inkling, Christopher John Reuel Tolkien (21 Nov 1924 to 15 Jan … Continue reading

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A Peculiar Dedication: C.S. Lewis’ Dedication of A Preface to Paradise Lost to Charles Williams (with a Note on Lewis Prefaces)

At A Pilgrim in Narnia we have an occasional feature called “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 … Continue reading

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