The Marion E. Wade Center presents a lecture by Dr. John Granger titled "The Lords of the Ring? Inkling Writers, Chiasmus, and Ring Composition."
Dr. Granger is an independent scholar living in Oklahoma City. He has written or edited eight books on the artistry and meaning of popular literature. TIME magazine called him "the Dean of Harry Potter scholars."
In this lecture he will define "ring composition" and present the parallel analogies and story axes in three Inkling works that make them rings. He will also explore why this ring scaffolding is powerful and ubiquitous and why it supports the themes and meaning of writing by the inklings.
Free and open to the public, this event takes place at the Marion E. Wade Center.