February 23, 2021
With special guest star and Inklings scholar, Sørina Higgins!
Our conversation about Till We Have Faces, C.S. Lewis' final novel, continues, with a veritable musical extravaganza at the end (really, we talk about music from the '70s, 80's, and 90's that would fit Till We Have Faces--not niche at all. At all.)
We'll be back in two weeks. Meanwhile, consider this an invitation to be on our podcast, no Inklings expertise required; if you'd like to talk with us, we want you to join us for a show/conversation. Email us at InklingsVarietyHour@gmail.com.
Many thanks to Sørina (who has a lot of Inklings expertise) for joining us! We plan to have her on again in the near future to talk about Charles Williams' Poetry, or perhaps even The Inklings and King Arthur. Texmoot, which we promoted in the previous episode, has already passed, but feel free to get in touch about attending next year's session!
Some things mentioned on this episode:
J.G. Frazer's The Golden Bough, of course.
Elizabeth I's Speech to the Troops at Tilbury and the Kate Beaton adaptation.
"Christian Apologetics," the essay where Lewis makes his religion/soup comparison (collected in God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics).
Music Mentioned/Sampled in this Episode:
The "Our Father" in Aramaic
The Hurrian Hymn
In God's Country versus Zoo Station, both by U2
"She Came On," by Super Deluxe
Chopin's Raindrop Prelude
"She's a Mystery to Me," by Roy Orbison
Binnorie/Twa Sisters Folk-song, as interpreted by: Custer LaRue, Loreena McKennitt, Jerry Garcia
"Tainted Love," by SoftCell
"No Rain," by Blind Melon
Mainly, of course, we talk about Chapters 5 and 6 of Till We Have Faces. Enjoy, and we'll be back in two weeks!