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
Booking for our conference in Cambridge this coming July is now live on the Society's web site and you can download a booking form here. The Theme is George MacDonald and the Cambridge Apostles, which is very appropriate, since Trinity Hall was the college of F.D. Maurice, MacDonald's mentor. Confirmed keynote speakers already include Stephen Prickett, Kerry Dearborn and Elizabeth Jay. If you have any queries please feel free to contact me.
Call for Papers
The deadline is 1st March, though it would help with our planning to hear from you earlier. Proposals (including name and institutional affiliation, CV, title of the paper, and an abstract of no more than 300 words) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More detailed information can be found here.
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.
The Wingfold Email list is a lively community of people from various walks of life. You will find a warm welcome there.
Our Facebook Group is more immediate and informal in style but no less friendly.
We are pleased to offer George MacDonald: Merging Myth and Method as a downloadable file. The Society's Journal, Northwind, described this article as "an excellent introduction to MacDonald for the genuinely interested reader containing by far the best brief critical overview of MacDonald scholarship yet published.". If you are new to Geoege MacDonald this is a good place to start.
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.
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.
You can now join the George MacDonald Society online as well as by post. The annual subscription is £12.50 Sterling (equivalent to $20.00 USD) and includes a copy of the Society's academic journal North Wind when it is next published.
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