On the C.S. Lewis Anniversary: Would Narnia & Lord of the Rings even exist without The Inklings? How Community Influences Our Work – Diana Glyer

C.S. Lewis left an indelible mark on culture. On this anniversary of Lewis’s death in 1963, we enlist the help of Lewis expert, Diana Glyer, to explore the evidence that Tolkien and Lewis’s influence on each other led to some of the finest literature ever published. Can classical Christian schools be the type of community that spurs us on to greater things? Can a classroom be a version of the Eagle and Child pub giving us an opportunity to grapple with other thinkers on why ideas matter and finding out not just what we believe, but why we believe it? Listen in…

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Diana Glyer, Ph.D., is intrigued by the creative process, particularly the way that creativity thrives within small groups and creative clusters. She is an award-winning writer whose books focus on C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings. Her latest book is Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings (Black Squirrel Books, 2015). She is best known for The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community (Kent State University Press, 2008).

* Ph.D., English (Language, Literacy, and Rhetoric), University of Illinois at Chicago
* M.S., Education (Curriculum and Instruction), Northern Illinois University
* B.A., English and Fine Arts, Bowling Green State University
* B.S., English and Art Education, Bowling Green State University


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