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Escaping the Caves of Ice

  The following book chapter proposal was accepted for inclusion in an upcoming book addressing the intellectual, artistic, and cultural relationships between Romanticism and rock music. Escaping the Caves of Ice: Rush and the Romantic Quest for Creative Independence and Visionary Progressive Music My brother first introduced me to the mysterious music of Rush when […]

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Discoursing with the Hobbit of Oxford

    Discoursing with the Hobbit of Oxford: Escape, Natural Law, and Providence in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring by David S. Hogsette An invited lecture hosted by Student Life and the Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College. ©2015 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook […]

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The Centrality of the Tom Bombadil Episode

  The Centrality of the Tom Bombadil Episode in The Fellowship of the Ring: Lessons in Friendship, Community, and Grace by David S. Hogsette, Ph.D. A paper presented at the 2015 C. S. Lewis and Inklings Society Conference ©2015   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers […]

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The Centrality of Tom Bombadil

  The following proposal was accepted for the C. S. Lewis and Inklings Society 2015 conference, hosted by Grove City College. The Centrality of the Tom Bombadil Episode in The Fellowship of the Ring: Lessons in Friendship, Community, and Grace In this presentation I discuss Tolkien’s use of the traditional quest narrative to create an […]

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Professor or Editor?

Professor or Editor?: Time-Saving Strategies for Effective Grading of Writing Assignments by David S. Hogsette, PhD A solicited lecture given at a faculty enrichment workshop at Grove City College ©2014 Faculty members, both new and experienced, often struggle with managing the myriad of duties required on campuses today. They are expected to develop exciting courses, […]

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Novel Strategies to Encourage Careful Reading and Energized Discussions

by David S. Hogsette, PhD Originally published on February 26, 2014 on the NYiT Center for Teaching and Learning Blog. You’re Having Them Read What?!? Recently, I decided to take a “great minds, great books” approach to the reading list in my Foundations of Research Writing course (FCWR 151). I’m having freshmen students read such […]

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Reflecting upon Modern Christmas with C. S. Lewis

  It seems to get worse each year: the Christmas commercials, music, and mall decorations are starting earlier and earlier. This year, when Halloween ended, we seemed to have skipped right over Thanksgiving and gone straight to Christmas. And, I find this trend repulsive. What is driving it? Love for Christ, a want to get […]

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Romanticism in Victorian Mythopoeic Fantasy

  Romanticism in Victorian Mythopoeic Fantasy: The Relationship between Coleridge’s Cognitive Theory and George MacDonald’s Redemptive Imagination by David S. Hogsette, Ph.D. A paper presented at the 2013 International Conference on Romanticism ©2013 Copy of the paper and PowerPoint slide show are embedded below: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via […]

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Laughing in the Face of Horror

  A Review of Vincent Todarello’s The Lazarus Impact. 2012. Pp. 284. $12 paperback, $3 Kindle After releasing his very first and quite successful entry into the world of mythopoeic fantasy literature with The Return of the Fifth Stone, Vincent Todarello returns to the literary scene in a surprising and rather shocking splattering of flesh, […]

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Romanticism in Victorian Mythopoeic Fantasy

  The following is a presentation proposal for the Fall 2013 conference of the International Conference on Romanticism. Romanticism in Victorian Mythopoeic Fantasy: The Relationship between Coleridge’s Cognitive Theory and George MacDonald’s Redemptive Imagination In this presentation I examine the influence of S. T. Coleridge’s literary cognitive theory on George MacDonald’s theological view of the […]

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