Religion and Literature

The Reli­gion and Lit­er­a­ture talk I went to regard­ing C.S. Lewis’ Plan­e­tary Theme in the Chron­i­cles of Nar­nia was quite good. Each book in the chron­i­cles has a sub­text filled with the oeu­vre of a par­tic­u­lar medieval plan­et. Appar­ent­ly such cos­mol­o­gy was cen­tral to Lewis through­out his life. I’m hav­ing din­ner with the speak­er and my Tolkien prof late this evening, I hope the con­ver­sa­tion will be good.

No one in my poet­ry class had any­thing to say about my lat­est. appar­ent­ly it was too weird. the teacher went on this long rant about how it was a metaphor for lit­er­ary his­to­ry and the cre­ative process. I guess that was sor­ta float­ing around in my head, espe­cial­ly since she does not want us to use archa­ic dic­tion, that has been has­sling me all semes­ter. what­ev­er.