Another way Sørina promotes the arts is by encouraging the reading & study of works by the Oxford “Inklings.” The Inklings were [mostly] writers, professors, & Christians who met to talk, drink, & read works-in-progress during the privations of Britain’s interwar period & World War II. C. S. Lewis & J. R. R. Tolkien are the best-known of the group, but Charles Williams & Owen Barfield are enjoying a well-deserved increase of attention. The timeless themes & aesthetic pleasures of their fiction & poetry ensure that their books continue to sell well, generate movie adaptations, & inspire academic investigation & analysis.
Here is a video of Sørina Higgins giving an introductory lecture on the lives, works, and themes of the Inklings.
Sørina is Book, Film, & Theatre editor of
Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal. She welcomes
information about new or forthcoming books, movies, &plays
relating to the field of C. S. Lewis studies. She is also eager to
hear from Lewis scholars interested in writing reviews for
Sørina is also engaged in a long-term study of
Charles Williams' Arthurian poetry .
she offers resources, links, & thoughts about these
Here are Sørina's recommendations for the “Top Ten” books by the Inklings.
Here are Sørina's recommendations for the “Top Ten” books about the Inklings.
Below are abstracts for papers on Inklings-related topics. Some of these have been presented and/or published; some are still available; and some are works-in-progress or future ideas. Contact Sørina if you have any questions about these topics.
Finally, here is a list Sørina is compiling of Inklings resources on the web. Corrections, suggestions, & additions are welcome.