Tag Archives: King Arthur

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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