Diana Glyer doesn't usually take part on this list but she has taught Inklings courses as well as dedicated JRRT and CSL courses. I would think her book, The Company They Keep, might be an interesting tool in the case of an Inklings course...
-- Lynn --
--- In email@example.com, "Larry Swain" <theswain@...> wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Apr 2011 13:30 -0700, "dale nelson"
> <extollager2006@...> wrote:
> >>Larry, Till We Have Faces always goes over well in my British
> Novel course. The other authors have been BrontÃ«'s Jane Eyre,
> Dickens (Bleak House or Our Mutual Friend), perhaps Gaskell
> (Wives and Daughters), Conrad (The Secret Agent), etc. The
> authors are all interested in families -- or the absence
> thereof. TWHF works well as a novel about a family (as Lewis
> Thanks for all the responses! I've taught various Lewis and Tolkien
> texts, more Tolkien than other though. I've taught "Tolkien and LoTR:
> Influences and Influence" which I confess I used as a tie in to Medieval
> literature with brief forays into Classical literature (Odyssey Bk XI,
> Aeneid Book 6, some Hesiod), and two or three dashes of examining
> modern, post-Tolkien, Tolkien-inspired Medievalisms. Then there was the
> Understanding Literature course which I cheated and made all about Epic
> literature reading the Odyssey, Aeneid, Beowulf, selections of Dante and
> Milton, and the last half of the class was LoTR. Another version of the
> Understanding Literature course was on the themes of journey in which
> The Hobbit and Out of the Silent Planet played a part. This last fall I
> taught a course called British and World Prose, subtitled Old Tales
> Retold: the first half of the semester was the three I mentioned:
> Hobbit, Till We Have Faces, and Once and Future King.
> I haven't done a course just on "Inklings" or "Inklings and Friends (so
> I could include Sayers and/or Chesterton among others).
> I have also used Lewis and Tolkien's scholarship: again here Tolkien
> more than Lewis. I routinely use Tolkien's translations of Pearl, Sir
> Gawain, and Sir Orfeo; and I routinely use Tolkien's translation of
> Exodus. I'd love to use his Beowulf but must content myself with
> selections from Monsters and the Critics. From Lewis the two works that
> continue to stand the test of time are Discarded Image and Allegory of
> Love. While the latter has been bypassed in many ways, it remains a
> good introduction to Romance lit.
> While I've read most of Williams, I've yet to include him in a course.
> And I've read very little Barfield. I don't teach the period, but
> Warney's books I've always found a very nice read and have recommended
> them a few times to the curious.
> Larry Swain
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