On Thursday, December 22 at 5 pm EST, Signum University Department of Language & Literature Chair Sørina Higgins will be hosting a roundtable discussion with Kris Swank and Dr. Karl Persson with a Christmas theme.
Kris will be talking about her work on the Tolkien family history and literary echoes hidden in Tolkien’s Father Christmas Letters, as well as its resonances with Frank Baum’s “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus” as another attempt at Santa mythopoeia.
Karl and G. K. Chesterton will talk about the Dickensian mystery of Christmas, the cheerful grotesqueries of holiday cheer, and the way that Christmastide culture wars obscure the haunting mythopoeia of the season.
We hope you can join us for this festive confabulation! For those who cannot attend live, the event will be recorded and posted on our Signum Symposia channels on YouTube and iTunes U. You can add the Signum Symposia podcast feed to your favorite podcasting app to download audio-only versions of Signum Symposia.