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The Inklings Yearbook (Inklings - Jahrbuch für Literatur und Ästhetik) has appeared regularly since 1983. It is a forum for scholarly articles on  fantastic literatures of all nations from the beginnings to the present, with special regard to the authors of the Oxford Inklings (J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams and others) and to their predecessors like George MacDonald and G.K. Chesterton. The articles are not restricted to literary criticism; they also deal with philosophical, theological, sociological and pedagogical aspects, with the arts, music, and the new media. About two thirds of the articles document the proceedings of the annual symposiums of the Inklings Society. Among general articles, one (under the heading “The Poet’s Eye”) presents an analysis of a poem of fantastic content, another (“Favourite Authors”) offers an introduction to an undeservedly neglected author of fantastic literature. About one quarter of each volume is dedicated to reviews, mostly of scholarly books dealing with fantastic literature. Articles are either in German or in English and are preceded by abstracts in both languages.

The Inklings Yearbook can be ordered through bookstores or directly from the publishers, Peter Lang Verlag. Members of the Inklings Society receive the Yearbook free of charge. Backlist volumes can be bought at the AsaphShop.

You can find the contents of past issues on the German version of this page.

For further information feel free to contact the editor, Prof. Dieter Petzold.

Symposium 2022:
Religion, Faith and the Fantastic


Symposium of the Inklings Society
Bochum, 20-22 May, 2022

Programme » 

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