The diverse works of the Oxford-based writing community, the Inklings reveal an intersection of faith, imagination, fantasy and other cultural concerns as response to Modernism,. From J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth tales and C.S. Lewis’s Narnia stories, to Dorothy L. Sayers’s detective novels, Charles William’s thrillers and Owen Barfield’s philosophically-minded works. This course will examine the works and workings of the Inklings –either as a group or individual.