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Fantasy Literature and the Great War

  The following proposal was accepted for the 2018 Center for Vision and Values conference. Fantasy Literature and the Great War: The Response of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Lord Dunsany It is an understatement to say World War I, or the Great War as it was known before the Second World […]

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The Shattered Visage of Socialism

  The Shattered Visage of Socialism in Dystopian Science Fiction: Materialistic Dehumanization in Brave New World and A Clockwork Orange by David S. Hogsette, Ph.D. A paper presented at the 2017 Center for Vision and Values Conference ©2016   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet […]

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Loving the Exiled Vampire

  Loving the Exiled Vampire: The Limits of Eros and the Liberating Power of Virginal Masculine Agape in Angela Carter’s “The Lady in the House of Love” by David S. Hogsette, Ph.D. A paper presented at the 2017 Conference on Christianity and Literature, Eastern Region ©2017   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on […]

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Romantic Literature

Books for the Course: There will be an online packet of essays available in Blackboard. In addition to those readings, we will be discussing readings from the following anthology as well as reading and discussing the following novels. Click image links below to purchase new or used books online. (Make sure your browser ad-blocker is […]

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The Way of the Fantasist

  The following book chapter proposal was accepted for inclusion in an upcoming book addressing representations of religious faith in young adult fiction. The Way of the Fantasist: Ethical Complexities in the Dualistic Mythopoeic Fantasy of Ursula Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea Master storyteller Ursula K. Le Guin offers an important imaginative twist on […]

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Myth and Metafiction in Phantastes

  Myth and Metafiction in George MacDonald’s Phantastes: Mythopoeic Reading as Spiritual Sanctification by David S. Hogsette, Ph.D. A paper presented at the 2016 C. S. Lewis and Inklings Society Conference ©2016   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on […]

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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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