The Marion E. Wade Center of Wheaton College, Illinois, is pleased to present a free public lecture this coming Thursday, February 14, 2013, by John Granger (a Touchstone writer):

“The Lords of the Ring? Inkling Writers, Chiasmus, and Ring Composition”
A Lecture by John Granger – Wade Center, February 14 @ 4pm

Sanford Schwartz revealed in his book on the Ransom Trilogy, C. S. Lewis on the Final Frontier, that each novel in that series was a “ring composition.” Curiously, so is The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, and Charles Williams’s The Place of the Lion.

In this Wade Center lecture, John Granger will define ring composition and present the parallel analogies and story axis in three Inkling works that make them rings. He will also explore why this ring scaffolding is powerful and ubiquitous and how it supports the themes in the writings of these Inkling authors.

John Granger is an independent scholar living in Oklahoma City. He has written or edited eight books on the artistry and meaning of popular literature. TIME magazine called him “the Dean of Harry Potter scholars.”

This event is free and open to the public. The Marion E. Wade Center of Wheaton College is located at 351 E. Lincoln Ave. in Wheaton. Please visit or call 630.752.5908 for more information.