Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins

Coordinator of Writer's Forge; Graduate Program Preceptor; Signum Path Preceptor; Signum SPACE Preceptor

Sørina Higgins is a preceptor in the Language and Literature Department as well as an instructor in the Path and SPACE programs. She earned her Ph.D. in English from Baylor University in 2021 with a focus on theatre of the modern occult revival.

At Signum, Sørina Higgins serves a preceptor for courses on the Inklings, a preceptor in the Path and SPACE programs, coordinator of Writer’s Forge, and TexMoot Team Lead. She was the Chair of the Language & Literature Department from 2015–2019.

Sørina Higgins earned her Ph.D. in 2021 at Baylor University in Waco, TX,
where she was a Presidential Scholar, Teacher of Record, and Graduate Writing
Consultant. Her dissertation, entitled From Thaumaturgy to Dramaturgy: Staging
Occult Modernism, examined the role of ceremonial magic in modernist theatre,
especially in the works of W. B. Yeats, Charles Williams, and Aleister Crowley. Prior to her PhD, Sørina earned an M.A. from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English.

Dr. Higgins is currently co-editing a volume on the ethical turn in speculative fiction with Dr. Brenton Dickieson and previously edited an academic essay collection entitled The Inklings and King Arthur: J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, C. S. Lewis, and Owen Barfield on the Matter of Britain (Apocryphile Press, 2017), winner of the 2018 Mythopoeic Society Inklings Scholarship Award. She wrote the introduction to a new edition of Charles Williams’s   Taliessin Through Logres  (Apocryphile, 2016) and edited and introduced Williams’s early play The Chapel of the Thorn (Apocryphile, 2014). She is also the author of the blog The Oddest Inkling, devoted to a systematic study of Charles Williams’ works.

As a creative writer, Sørina has published two books of poetry, Caduceus (David
Robert Books, 2012) & The Significance of Swans (Finishing Line Press, 2008). Her scholarship appears or is forthcoming in International Yeats Studies, The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual, VII: Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center, The Journal of Inklings Studies, Mythlore, and Penumbra.

Outside of academia, Sørina enjoys practicing yoga, playing with her cats, cooking, baking, gardening, dancing, and ranting about the state of the world. You can visit her website at sørinahiggins.com

Upcoming Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
LITD 5304 Beowulf Through Tolkien 12 Weeks August 29, 2022

Other Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
LITD 5308 The Return of King Arthur 12 weeks January 10, 2022
LITD 5307 The Inklings and King Arthur 12 Weeks May 6, 2019

Other Events

ID Event Name Duration Start Date
Spring Courses 2022 Preview -2714 Weeks January 4, 2022
Thesis Theater: Gwen Grant, “Sound and Ritualistic Language in Charles Williams’ War in Heaven” 1 Hours October 8, 2020
Texmoot 2020 35 Weeks February 8, 2020
What is Signum Culture? 1 Hours December 12, 2019
Mythgard Movie Club: Camelot 2 Hours August 8, 2019
Signum Symposium: Tolkien and Medieval Romance 1 Hours March 4, 2019
Texmoot 2019: Around the Talkative Planet 6 Weeks January 19, 2019
Signum Symposium: Mental Health in the Academy 1 Hours September 27, 2018
How to Present at Conferences 19 Weeks May 17, 2018
Transhumanism in Literature Roundtable 26 Weeks March 29, 2018
The Inklings & King Arthur Roundtable 1 Hours February 5, 2018
Texmoot 0 Hours January 13, 2018
Faculty Chat with John Garth 1 Hours December 14, 2017
July 2017 Roundtable: Game of Thrones 20 Weeks July 25, 2017
June 2017 Symposium: Charles Williams 1 Hours June 15, 2017
Mythmoot IV: Invoking Wonder… 3 Days June 1, 2017
Thesis Theater: Katherine Sas 2 Weeks May 18, 2017
Thesis Theater: Kate Neville, Cynthia Smith, Courtney Petrucci 10 Weeks March 23, 2017
One Fantastic Rogue Beast – An Impromptu Star Wars/Harry Potter Chat 2 Hours January 6, 2017
Christmas Faculty Roundtable 1 Hours December 22, 2016
Faculty Chat: Dr. Karl Persson 1 Hours November 18, 2016
Thesis Chat with Kris Swank 1 Hours October 7, 2016