Religion and Literature

Wednesday, 2 April 2003

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.