The Dancing English: the Ritual Dance

Published, June 1993

The Dancing English: the Social Dance

Published May,1993

Intelligence in “Sir Patrick Spens”

Published August 1992

Fairy Tales about Narnia’s Chronicler

Published The World & I, December 1992

The Greek Inspiration

The Greek Inspiration Published The World & I, February 1994

Xenophon’s World

 Published in The World & I, November 1992 Xenophon’s World Through one of the many narrow streets of ancient Athens a very handsome—but nevertheless mod­est and unassuming—young man was returning home with produce from the market. An ugly, bug-eyed man of about sixty coming toward him with the gait of a pelican raised his staff Continue Reading …

Sir Cloudesley Shovell (Lewis)

  notes for Till We Have Faces Clodsley Shovel is taken from the name of a famous admiral in English history. The period is late 17th and early 18th century Sir Cloudesley Shovell was a ‘tarpaulin’, that is, someone who started as a cabin-boy or as a sailor before the mast, and then pursued the Continue Reading …

Lewis and Macdonald’s ‘Phantastes’

Phantastes: A Faerie Romance by George MacDonald (1858) ******************* Phantastes A Faerie Romance “Phantastes from ‘their fount’ all shapes deriving, In new habiliments can quickly dight.” Fletcher’s Purple Island Epigraph on page 1 (with title) ******************** Epigraph, pages 2 (German) and 3 (English) “Es lassen sich Erzablungen ohne Zusammenbang, jedoch mit Association, wie Traume, denken, Continue Reading …

The Chancellor’s Prize Essay, 1921 [Mythcon]

Short paper for the conference C.S.Lewis: A Centenary Celebration, incorporating Mythcon XXIX, July 15-20, 1998 at Wheaton College, Illinois.  THE CHANCELLOR’S PRIZE ESSAY, 1921 by John Bremer It is only because Lewis became such a good and great man that we celebrate the centenary of his birth in 1898. But his goodness and his greatness Continue Reading …

Lewis and the Chancellor’s Prize Essay 1921

A paper read at the C.S.Lewis Centenary Conference, Belfast, August 1998 LEWIS AND THE CHANCELLOR’S PRIZE ESSAY, 1921 by John Bremer The purpose of this short paper is to indicate how, in one of many instances, Jack (as we shall call him) was controlled by the still medieval Oxford University Statutes, by the prizes Oxford Continue Reading …