Inklings Studies Supplements

Inklings Studies Supplements is a new series of never-before-published texts by the Inklings, as well as recent conference papers on the Inklings, published by the Journal of Inklings Studies.

From the special collections of Oxford’s Bodleian Library and archives around the world, we bring out the most important unpublished manuscripts by C.S. Lewis and his circle in limited-run scholarly editions for libraries, scholars, and lovers of the Inklings. And we gather and edit papers from academic conferences across the world in order to make the latest and best Inklings scholarship on particular topics available to a wider audience.

Series editor: Prof. Judith Wolfe (University of St Andrews)
Managing editor: Dr Derek R. Keefe

ISSN 2057-6099

Inklings Studies Supplements vol. 1:

The ‘Great War’ of Owen Barfield and C.S. Lewis: Philosophical Writings, 1927 – 1930

Edited by Norbert Feinendegen and Arend Smilde


jis-frontThe ‘Great War’ is C.S. Lewis’s and Owen Barfield’s most significant philosophical debate, defining their life-long views on the roles of reason and the imagination in finding truth. It spanned several years of conversations, letters and treatises in the 1920s. While Lewis’s letters are in the appendix to his Collected Letters, the more substantial writings have remained unpublished. Norbert Feinendegen and Arend Smilde present a critical text with a substantial historical, textual and philosophical introduction.

Published in a strictly limited paperback edition, this volume is indispensable for scholars trying to come to terms with these great authors’ appreciation and criticism of reason and the imagination as tools for the perception and judgement of truth.

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Inklings Studies Supplements vol. 2:

C. S. Lewis: Tutor and Lecturer in Philosophy: Philosophical Notes, 1924

Edited by Norbert Feinendegen and Arend Smilde

In the academic year 1924-1925, C. S. Lewis held a temporary lectureship in Philosophy at University College, Oxford. During that year’s three terms, he tutored students in Literae Humaniores and delivered two courses of lectures. The surviving notes and papers related to this lectureship are important sources for Lewis’s early philosophical development.

They are here presented for the first time by Norbert Feinendegen and Arend Smilde in a meticulous critical edition with substantial biographical and philosophical introductions.

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Inklings Studies Supplements vol. 3:

Tolkien and the Relation between Sub-creation and Reality

Edited by Giuseppe Pezzini and Eden O’Brien

This volume collects essays focussing, from di􏰉fferent perspectives, on the problem of the relationship between fiction and reality or, in Tolkienian terms, between ‘secondary’ (sub-created) and ‘primary’ (created) worlds, between sub-creation(s) and Creation. This relationship is a central concern of Tolkien’s literary endeavour, as he himself acknowledged in a famous letter (no. 131, n. 145):

‘[My work] is, I suppose, fundamentally concerned with the problem of the relation of Art (and Sub-creation) and Primary Reality’.

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