The Golden Key is the premier on-line resource for all things related to the Victorian Novelist, Poet and Christian Fantasy writer George MacDonald (1824-1905) and home to the George MacDonald Society and Wingfold Email List
I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master; indeed I fancy I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him. C.S. Lewis
Advance notice. The George MacDonald Society is hosting a conference from lunchtime Wednesday, 13th to Friday, 15th August 2014 at C.S. Lewis' own College, Magdalen, in Oxford. The provisional title is Re-Imagining the Inklings: the Victorian Roots of Modern Fantasy and will be chaired by Professor Stephen Prickett our Chairman.
More information and details of speakers will be made available later in the year but do get those dates in your diary now. This is an ideal opportunity for you to combine a stimulating conference, where George MacDonald is a key focus, with a visit to the historic city of Oxford and the United Kingdom.
It would be helpful for us to be able to to gauge possible numbers thinking of attending so, if you would like to provisionally book a place or register an interest, please contact us and we will add you to our mailing list so that we can update you when fuller details become available.
Christine Chettle and Christie Williams' digital storytelling project, "Subverting Laughter", looking at George MacDonald's short story "The Light Princess" is now live.The aim is to explore how MacDonald's theories of the imagination and of storytelling might transfer to a modern context, and the project will combine visual image and reflective blogging to encourage new appreciations of MacDonald's text.
We facilitate two online communities for those who share an interest in George MacDonald. They are open to everyone, whatever your level of knowledge or experience and we look forward to getting to know you there.
The Wingfold Email list is a lively community of people from various walks of life. You will find a warm welcome.
Our Facebook Group is more immediate and informal in style but no less friendly.
Ever Yours CD
Ever Yours is a CD-ROM of the complete works of George MacDonald in .rtf (Word compatible) and .pdf format. This CD contains his complete works, plus Louisa MacDonald´s stage adaptation of Pilgrim´s Progress II.
Dale Wayne Slusser's book, The Near Loss of Everything, tells the late nineteenth-century story of Ravenscroft High School's most famous headmaster, Ronald MacDonald. Ronald was the son of the famous British writer, George MacDonald, author of such books as The Princess and the Goblin and At the Back of the North Wind. Ravenscroft High School was an Episcopalian boarding school for boys located in Asheville, NC. Slusser combines the biographer's skill in detailing the joys and trials of his main subject, with the historian's skill of bringing an aspect of Asheville's past to life.
We are pleased to offer George MacDonald: Merging Myth and Method as a downloadable file.
The Journal for George MacDonald Studies, Northwind, called this article "an excellent introduction to MacDonald for the genuinely interested reader containing by far the best brief critical overview of MacDonald scholarship yet published."
North Wind Journal
The latest edition of the Society's Journal, North Wind, was mailed out to members of the Society at the end of May, If you are not a member, all the articles will also be available to you online later this summer. In the meantime you can access a complete Archive of previous issues, going back to its inception in 1982. (12th June 2013)
You can now join the George MacDonald Society online as well as by post. The annual subscription is $15 (equivalent to £10) and includes a copy of the Society's academic journal North Wind when it is next published in 2014.
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