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Thesis Theater Monday, Feb 26: Rob Gosselin on Tolkien’s Sub-creative Vision

It is my pleasure to announce that my student, Rob Gosselin, has completed his thesis at Signum University. Rob’s topic is both fascinating and personal, where he explores how J.R.R. Tolkien’s idea of “subcreation” works when we move outside of … Continue reading

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“The Inklings & King Arthur Roundtable” with Corey Olsen, Malcolm Guite, Sørina Higgins, and Brenton Dickieson

Originally posted on The Oddest Inkling:
This past Monday, Signum University hosted a Signum Symposium roundtable discussion celebrating the release of The Inklings and King Arthur. You can watch the recording of the event here: Promo for the Book:  Will King…

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Literature, Film, and Technoculture Class at Signum University (Starts Tuesday)

I wanted to announce this great SignumU live course starting next week. I have the pleasure of being the “Preceptor” for this lecture series by Dr. Chad Andrews. This science fiction-centred course counts toward the Imaginative Literature concentration, though many … Continue reading

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Elf compounds

Originally posted on words that you were saying:
In comparing the hyphenated words, I have reached the elf compounds.  OED attests all of the words below.  Only “elf-fire” and “elf-friend” overlap with the elf compounds of The Hobbit! I am particularly…

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Bluebeard the Hipster Serial Groove Killer: A Revolting Rhyme

Last year I was fortunate to be able to work with Dr. Dimitra Fimi and a team of students at teachers at Signum University. Her course, “Folkloric Transformations,” is a fascinating look at werewolf and vampyre tales from the perspective … Continue reading

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WANTED: Fantasy/Science Fiction/Pop Culture Preceptor @SignumU

The Department of Language & Literature at Signum University is currently seeking preceptors to join the faculty team in our Imaginative Literature concentration. What Does a Preceptor Do? The purpose of the position of Preceptor is to support the instruction of language and literature … Continue reading

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Teacher of the Year!

I am feeling very honoured to have received the Hessian Award for Excellence in Teaching at the UPEI banquet last night. It was very moving to be honoured in such a way, before my friends and colleagues and with five … Continue reading

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