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My Conference Papers this Week in Canada and K’zoo on C.S. Lewis’ Constructed Language and Intertextuality, with a Note on the Impostor Syndrome

In an intriguing confluence of events, this week is Canada’s annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Congress2022–what scholarly Canadians used to call “the Learneds”–and is at the same time as the International Congress on Medieval Studies, hosted by … Continue reading

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Your Invitation to Epic Fantasy in Everyday Living: Ursula K. Le Guin: Worldbuilder by Signum University’s Bronwyn Rivera (Reblog)

I am pleased to announce that I am part of a team delivering a course at Signum University this fall on Ursula K. Le Guin: Worldbuilder. Prof. Kris Swank, PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow, is delivering a series … Continue reading

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An Update on the 700,000th Hit, or Everybody Needs a Little Time Away

Dear Readers, With 876 Posts, 6,929 Followers, 15,179 Comments–3,821 of them mine–A Pilgrim in Narnia just passed 700,000 viewers a couple of weeks ago. The stats are pretty good for a blog that hits at a fairly high intellectual level–and … Continue reading

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Is it Time for Radagast the Brown? (and a note on Middle Earth Wizards)

If you are anything like me, a lover of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth who has only slowly explored all the secrets behind The Lord of the Rings, you may have been surprised by Radagast the Brown. I knew he existed, … Continue reading

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Three rules for naming your fantasy world

Originally posted on Matthew Wright:
In my mis-spent early twenties, a friend and I created a fantasy world map for our RPG sessions. To build a world, start by wearing a hard hat (like mine). Yes, I played Dungeons and Dragons – and later…

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In My World, Everyone’s a Pony!

There are so many great lines I could have stolen for this blog post: We’ve All Got Our Own Clovers With Worlds on Them How to Eat Rainbows and Poop Butterflies That Horton is a Menace Mom, Please, You are … Continue reading

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