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“The Saxon King of Yours, Who Sits at Windsor, Now. Is There No Help in Him?” Thoughts on the British Monarchy from “That Hideous Strength” by C.S Lewis on the Death of Queen Elizabeth II (by Stephen Winter)

Originally posted on Wisdom from The Lord of the Rings:
That Hideous Strength by C.S Lewis (Pan Books 1983) pp.286-294 The death of Queen Elizabeth II in this last week leaves a huge gap in my life and in the…

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The Words C.S. Lewis Made Up: Grailologist

We all know C.S. Lewis as the Narnian, but behind the children’s work was his experience as a teacher of English literature, a writer about the history of literary movements, and a tinker in other forms of fiction. In that tinkering, … Continue reading

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The Narnian Pilgrim in the UK

Dear Fellow Pilgrims, I chose the image of pilgrimage when I began this blog 5 years ago last week (here was my first blog, on Letter Writing in a Digital Age). I come from a Christian tradition that has tended … Continue reading

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Star Wars and the Sword in the Stone

Once you say it aloud, you start to see all the medeival stones slide into place: In what ways does Star Wars echo the Arthuriad? Even early on, before I had a fancy word for this sort of thing (intertextuality), I … Continue reading

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Why is Merlin in That Hideous Strength?

            I am writing a paper on C.S. Lewis and the Arthurian tradition for Sørina Higgins’ collection, The Inklings and King Arthur. As I trawl through the materials one common theme keeps coming back: How do we explain the sudden … Continue reading

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Digital Dust? Thoughts on my 300th Post

300 posts. Wow. When I began this project, I had little sense of an end in sight. It really began as a way of reading C.S. Lewis out loud. Over time, as my roots have deepened, the tree has branched … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from King Arthur’s Court

I said a few weeks ago that I was in Arthurian Overload. I don’t want anyone to think that it hasn’t been a valuable time roaming through Logres. Indeed, I have learned a lot about life from the chivalrous knights … Continue reading

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Arthurian Overload

It was the silent “W” that made my childhood love of Arthur fade. English is a strange language: “gh” and “ph” and “f” can make the same sound what rule does “their” follow in the vowel placement? what does “c” … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: King Arthur and the Inklings

Dear Readers, I’m thrilled to announce this exciting new Call for Papers on the Inklings and Arthur. Not only do I have confidence in editor Sørina Higgins’ ability to bring out a challenging, creative, and informative volume, but it really … Continue reading

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