T.H. White: The things I left out

Recently the ever-generous Brenton Dickieson published my essay about T.H. White on his blog, A Pilgrim in Narnia. In many ways, it was me considering ideas that Dickieson brought up in an insightful Tolkien vs. Lewis scholarship series, and expand some ideas I presented at Taylor University's C.S. Lewis Center back in 2017. Someone recently …

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Cover image for The Faithful Imagination: Papers from the 2018 Frances White Ewbank Colloquium on C.S. Lewis & Friends. See book at https://www.amazon.com/Faithful-Imagination-Frances-Colloquium-Friends/dp/1935688308/

The Faithful Imagination: Papers from a C.S. Lewis Conference

While studying at Taylor University, I got to present a few papers at their C.S. Lewis Center. The Center also hosts a great conference every two years for Inklings scholars. They just recently published a book of essays and fiction presented at the 2018 conference, including a great paper by John Stanifer on C.S. Lewis …

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Tolkien and Lewis Friendship Presentation

As you may know from reading my other posts, I've gotten to give several presentations about the Inklings the last few years. I've compared C.S. Lewis to Terence Fisher, and talked about how Tolkien's work compares to writers like H.P. Lovecraft and T.H. White. Today, I got to give a talk at Taylor University's C.S. Lewis Center about …

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ink and paper drawing of "The Count" by Thecount68 (for more information see https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dracula_vampire.jpg)

Geneva Story 2: “The Vampyre”

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, started during a story contest between Shelley and several other writers staying at Lake Geneva.  To celebrate this book, I'm doing a series of posts about Frankenstein and two other stories that came from this contest. Here's where you can read the previous post. Before …

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Graphic created for 2018 talk at Taylor University's Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends. Both images used are public domain.

Lovecraft and Tolkien Presentation

Today, I had the pleasure of giving a compare and contrast presentation on H.P. Lovecraft and J.R.R. Tolkien at Taylor University: Lovecraft & Tolkien: Dread, Horror, and Human Flourishing You can read the text of the presentation at the link above, or see a video of the presentation if you prefer. Here are some photos of …

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