• Posts Tagged ‘Here Be Dragons’

    Tolkien, Acid Fantasy And The University Of Oxford

    by  • September 13, 2018 • Appearances • 0 Comments

    Very pleased by the brilliant reception from academics and students to my lecture about fantasy at the University of Oxford.  Somehow I managed to pack in the influence of Tolkien (good and bad), Acid Fantasy, the important move towards diversity in both writers and story matter, gay Dumbledore, the abundance of medieval secondary world...

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    Here Be Dragons

    by  • June 28, 2018 • Appearances, Writing • 0 Comments

    Later this year, I’ll be speaking at Here Be Dragons: The Oxford Fantasy Literature Summer School organised by the English Faculty at the University of Oxford. My talk is all about writing fantasy, but if that doesn’t grab you, you can also hear about M R James, H P Lovecraft, C S Lewis, Tolkien,...

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