Essays

“St. George and Jack the Giant-Killer: As ‘Wise as Women Are’?” Informing the Inklings: George MacDonald and the Victorian Roots of Modern Fantasy. Eds. Michael Partridge and Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson. Hamden, CT; Winged Lion Press, 2018. 181-98.

“Jack, the ‘Old Woman’ of Oxford: Sexist or Seer?” Women and C.S. Lewis: What His Life and Literature Reveal for Today’s Culture. Eds. Carolyn Curtis and Mary Pomroy Key. Oxford: Lion Hudson, 2015: 173-86.

“Mythic Re-Enchantment: The Imaginative Geography of Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet.Children’s Literature and Imaginative Geography. Ed. Aïda Hudson. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2018. 243-260.

“Surprised by the Feminine: A Rereading of Gender Discourse in C.S. Lewis’s Perelandra.C.S. Lewis’s Perelandra: Re-shaping the Image of the Cosmos. Eds. Judith Wolfe and Brendan Wolfe. Kent State, Ohio: Kent State UP, 2013. 69-82.

“Metaphors for Spirituality in Public Educational Settings.” Metaphors We Teach By. Eds. Harro Van Brummelen and Ken Badley.  Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2012: 120-138.

“Consolation in Un/certainty: The Sacred Spaces of Suffering in the Children’s Fantasy Literature of George MacDonald, C.S. Lewis, and Madeleine L’Engle.” Through a Glass Darkly: Suffering, the Sacred, and the Sublime. Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature. Eds. Holly Faith Nelson, Lynn R. Szabo, Jens Zimmermann. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2010. 235-241.

“The Ethos of Nurture: Revisiting Domesticity in L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables.” 100 Years of Anne with an ‘e’: The Centennial Study of Anne of Green Gables. Ed. Holly Virginia Blackford. University of Calgary Press, 2009. 211-227.

“Imagining the Ultimate Kindred Spirit: The Feminist Theological Vision of L.M. Montgomery.” Feminist Theology with a Canadian Accent: Canadian Perspectives on Contextual Feminist Theology. Ed. Mary Ann Beavis with Elaine Guillemin and Barbara Pell. Ottawa: Novalis, 2008. 307-330.

“George MacDonald’s Education into Mythic Wonder: A Recovery of the Transcendent.” Sublimer Aspects: Interfaces Between Literature, Aesthetics, and Theology. Ed. Natasha Duquette. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. 176-193.

“This Three-Horned Bronco of a Life.” The Madwoman in the Academy: 43 Women Boldly Take on the Ivory Tower. Eds. Deborah Keahey and Deborah Schnitzer. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2003.

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