Archive for the J.R.R. Tolkien Category

F770 Discovers Bandersnatch

File 770 is the one essential website for science fiction fans; Mike Glyer is one of the finest writers I have ever known. I am honored to see this coverage of BANDERSNATCH. Take a look: Diana Glyer’s New Inklings Book Posted on September 5, 2015 Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. […]

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My Favorite Work of Art

In summer 1998, I had the first serious accident of my whole life. I was scraping paint off of some windows at my house, and I slipped and jammed the razor tool into the back of my knuckle. A quick trip to the hospital confirmed that I […]

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What Should I Read?

A couple weeks ago, I received this note from one of my students: Professor, I mentioned the idea of getting your recommendation for five of your favorite books that I need to read before I die. I know you are most likely slammed with reading and grading so take […]

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Reviewer’s Comments on The Hobbit: DoS

“Feels like a chore rather than a source of entertainment and/or enlightenment. “For the love of God, just end it already. “An occasionally exciting yet mostly lumbering sequel that proves you can indeed have too much of a good thing. “It often feels like the movie's title character is marginalized […]

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Invitation to a Smackdown

I'm delighted that Doug Jackson discovered The Company They Keep and took time to review it in his blog: http://awineskininthesmoke.blogspot.com/ Jackson summarizes the book this way: "Diana Glyer's The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community argues, in the face […]

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Creative Conversations at Petoskey High School

This morning, I visited an English class at Petoskey High School. We talked about how Tolkien pursued his private hobby of invented languages, and how he expressed his creative world in poetry and myth. We looked at his friendship with C. S. Lewis and considered the implications […]

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Tolkien Reads “The Tale of Tinuviel”

In my lecture this weekend, I'll talk about Tolkien's poem "The Tale of Tinuviel." Here is a link to a recording of Tolkien reading that incomparable poem. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhDgJwcJcVk&feature=related "The leaves were long, the grass was green, The hemlock-umbels tall and fair, And in the glade a light was […]

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Wade Center Lecture: CSL & JRRT

Wheaton College and the good folks at the Wade Center do a *GREAT* job of introducing speakers. This press release comes from their website: October 20, 2010 Author Diana Glyer to Speak at the Wade Center on “C.S. Lewis’s Fingerprints on the Map of Middle-Earth” Author Diana Pavlac Glyer, […]

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What’s Happening in Aslan’s Country

AslansCountry.com did a nice job describing the  C.S. Lewis Literary Festival, coming up this October in Petoskey, Michigan. Take a look: http://www.aslanscountry.com/2010/09/2010-c-s-lewis-festival/

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Interview on Mars Hill

Several years ago, I did an interview about Lewis and Tolkien for the Mars Hill Audio Journal. The folks at Mars Hill make it easy to purchase the MP3, CD, or cassette of this interview and others. It's a wonderful resource. Here's a link: http://www.marshillaudio.org/resources/volume_contents.asp?segmentVolumeID=088

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