Bandersnatch (Diana Glyer)

Bandersnatch Chapter 8

Book Cover Not Available. This is a sample picture from chapter 8 of the book.

2015 has seen the release of several books on, or related to, the Inklings. Are you ready for the most unique among them? Bandersnatch: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings is a forthcoming title (at the time of this post) due out by the end of November. William O’Flaherty caught up with Dr. Diana Glyer in late March at the annual CSLIS conference and chatted with her about the book. It’s an adaptation of her previous book about the Inklings, but this one focuses on the creative and collaborative process among the friends and challenges all to become better writers. The book is complemented with original illustrations by James Owen. It was hoped to released this interview months ago, but only recently did the book become available for pre-order; so follow the link below to make sure you get it as soon as it is released!

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Listen to Bandersnatch Interview

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Lewis Resources on Dr. Diana Glyer’s Site

DianaGlyer (website)If you have explored the places I’ve highlighted since the beginning of the year you’ve probably noticed many Lewis scholars have websites. Some have material just on Lewis, or like the one this time, they have other material in addition to the content related to Lewis. While Dr. Diana Glyer has more than Lewis information than I’ll spotlight here, that just points to the importance of exploring the rest of her site.

Several years ago Glyer contributed to a book where she provided a bibliography of every book-length study of C.S. Lewis.  Listed as a main heading on her site as C.S. Lewis Bibliography, this area (as she notes on the page) has a goal of providing “a brief description of the content and also a sense of the quality and importance of (the) book.”

Tollers and Jack is the only other area I’m highlighting. It contains a collection of research papers from students in one of her classes. The papers examine the “different ways that Lewis and Tolkien connected.” It was originally compiled to be published as a book, but when no publisher was found Glyer decided to make it available on her site. A couple of the chapter titles are “Christlikeness in The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia” and “The Stimulations of the Imagination in Children Through Fairy Stories.”

VISIT Dr. Diana Glyer’s SITE

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The Company They Keep – Repost (Dr. Diana Glyer)

The Company The KeepDr. Diana Glyer is a professor of English at Azusa Pacific University.When her The Company They Keep came out several years ago it was instantly recognized as a great work on the Inklings. Listen as William O’Flaherty spoke with her about this landmark book in an interview from 2012 before she was one of the guest at a retreat by the C.S. Lewis Foundation. Because that retreat is over comments about it was removed (but there is a link below to learn about any new events they have).

Listen to The Company They Keep Interview

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Lewis Resources on Dr. Diana Glyer’s Site

DianaGlyer (website)If you have explored the places I’ve highlighted since the beginning of the year you’ve probably noticed many Lewis scholars have websites. Some have material just on Lewis, or like the one this time, they have other material in addition to the content related to Lewis. While Dr. Diana Glyer has more than Lewis information than I’ll spotlight here, that just points to the importance of exploring the rest of her site.

Several years ago Glyer contributed to a book where she provided a bibliography of every book-length study of C.S. Lewis.  Listed as a main heading on her site as C.S. Lewis Bibliography, this area (as she notes on the page) has a goal of providing “a brief description of the content and also a sense of the quality and importance of (the) book.”

Tollers and Jack is the only other area I’m highlighting. It contains a collection of research papers from students in one of her classes. The papers examine the “different ways that Lewis and Tolkien connected.” It was originally compiled to be published as a book, but when no publisher was found Glyer decided to make it available on her site. A couple of the chapter titles are “Christlikeness in The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia” and “The Stimulations of the Imagination in Children Through Fairy Stories.”

VISIT Dr. Diana Glyer’s SITE

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New Associate Editors for Sehnsucht

SehnsuchtNew Associate Editors for Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal

The Arizona C. S. Lewis Society is pleased to welcome on board Bruce Edwards, Diana Glyer, and Arend Smilde as the new Associate Editors of Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal. Together, they represent a significant body of scholarly achievement in the field of Lewis-related studies. They will join returning Associate Editor Jim Helfers (Grand Canyon University) in the role of assessing proposed articles for the peer-reviewed publication. Outgoing General Editor Grayson Carter (Fuller Seminary Southwest) has graciously agreed to become part of the advisory Editorial Board, filling the opening left by the untimely passing of Chris Mitchell. Former Associate Editor Bruce R. Johnson has assumed the role of General Editor.

“I am very grateful for the able leadership of our founding General Editor,” said Johnson. “Grayson established a high standard of scholarship for Sehnsucht. The fact that we are now able to attract so many capable Lewis scholars in this common effort speak volumes about his contribution to the advancement of Lewis Studies.”

Dr. Bruce L. Edwards is Professor Emeritus of English & Africana Studies at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He is the author of numerous books and articles, and was the editor of the four-volume reference work, C. S. Lewis: Life, Works, and Legacy (2008). In addition, Dr. Edwards is the editor of the online journalThe C. S. Lewis Review (www.cslewisreview.org).

Dr. Diana Pavlac Glyer is a professor of English at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California (www.dianaglyer.com). She has published extensively on Lewis, Tolkien, and the Inklings. She is the recipient of the Wade Center’s Clyde S. Kilby Research Grant (1997), APU’s Chase A. Sawtell Inspirational Teaching Award (2002), and The Mythopoeic Society Scholarship Award (2008). She is best known for her book The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community(2008).

Mr. Arend Smilde is a writer, editor, and antiquarian bookseller at Aquila Trajectina inUtrecht, The Netherlands. Besides translating Lewis and other authors into Dutch, his footnotes identifying quotes and clarifying phrases found in the published works of C. S. Lewis has been made available online in English (www.lewisiana.nl). His website is an invaluable tools for other Lewis translators and researchers worldwide.

The rest of the Executive Body for Sehnsucht includes returning Review Editor Sørina Higgins (Signum University), returning Poetry Editor Brett Foster (Wheaton College), and new Assistant Editor Megan Johnson. The name of an additional Assistant Editor will be forthcoming. Further information on Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal is available at www.sehnsucht-cslewis.org or by contacting Dr. Bruce R. Johnson atBruce@scottsdalechurch.com.