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  • List members may be interested in this article by Dimitra Fimi ( https://twitter.com/Dr_Dimitra_Fimi ), titled "Tolkien and Folklore: Sellic Spell and The Lay of Beowulf": https://www.academia.edu/27329676/Tolkien_and_Folklore_Sellic_Spell_and_The_Lay_of_Beowulf . Cheers, Zachary Bos in Boston -- live better help often wonder more
    Zachary Bos Jul 28, 2016
  • I could reply; my academic background is in cognitive linguistics. Kind regards, Zachary Bos Boston On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 1:03 PM, David Emerson emerdavid@^$1 [mythsoc] < mythsoc@^$2 > wrote: Any linguists on this list care to respond to this inquiry? -----Forwarded Message----- From: Daniel Natzke Sent: Mar 12, 2016 2:19 PM To: webmaster@^$3 Subject: School project inquiry Hi...
    Zachary Bos Mar 15, 2016
  • Lev's on Facebook, where we're connected. Has anyone noted the error in a blog post or other publicly accessible spot online, so I could bring the matter to his attention with a link? Cheers, Zachary Bos in Boston On Sat, May 30, 2015 at 3:45 PM, WendellWag@^$1 [mythsoc] < mythsoc@^$2 > wrote: I think it would be a good idea for as many of us as possible to write a letter to Tim e...
    Zachary Bos May 30, 2015
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  • In a conversation recently with an emeritus member of the English Dept at Leeds, I asked why he opposed the proposal to make mandatory the story of Old English for their English majors. "They can't even speak MODERN English! Give them a term or two of remedial syntax and grammar, and then maybe it would be worth our time to try to teach them anything older." He made a persuasive...
    Zachary Bos Feb 28, 2014
  • "Word nerds"? "Etymoniks"?
    Zachary Bos Feb 28, 2014
  • Arts & Letters Daily's summary of Alister McGrath's "C.S. Lewis: A Life" in the Washington Post: "C.S. Lewis was a giant of science fiction and Christian apology. But what of his literary scholarship, or his marriage to an American gold digger?" And the review itself: http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/cs-lewis-a-life-by-alister-mcgrath/2013/03/13/ec08be7e-8b36-11e2...
    Zachary Bos Mar 16, 2013
  • http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Narnia-/137037/ February 11, 2013 Why Narnia? By Rowan Williams Norman Parkinson, Corbis C.S. Lewis at home, circa 1950 A middle-aged bachelor teaching English literature at Oxford proposes to publish a children's fantasy. In most publishers' offices, it is a proposal destined for the wastepaper basket. Yet no one could deny the extraordinary and...
    Zachary Bos Feb 15, 2013
  • ...of" read "a study of" (though to be sure, the author is a student of etc.). - Z On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 11:48 PM, Zachary Bos < zakbos@^$1 > wrote: "C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages" by Robert Boenig; a student of the writer's personal and professional engagement...
    Zachary Bos Jan 7, 2013
  • "C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages" by Robert Boenig; a student of the writer's personal and professional engagement with medieval culture and literature. As at http://www.amazon.com/C-S-Lewis-Middle-Ages/dp/1606351141 . (I hope this hasn't already been posted to the list; I'd hate to treat the same ground.) All best, Zachary
    Zachary Bos Jan 7, 2013
  • May I toot my horn? I just last week received my prize check: $1,000 for the winning entry in a contest for atheist poetry. In any case: this matter of how a naturalist, or atheist, or materialist, author, may reach after those higher themes of aspiration and transcendence and awe, without compromising their philosophical commitments, has long concerned me. I've a list of atheist...
    Zachary Bos Dec 19, 2012