Monday, April 23, 2012

The Mythical Dimensions of Neil Gaiman


My essay "The Problem with Bod: Examining the Evolution of Neil Gaiman's Response to C.S. Lewis's The Last Battle in 'The Problem of Susan' and The Graveyard Book" appears in the collection The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman, published on April 20th by Kitsune Books.

The forward to the book was written by Mr. Gaiman, and all the other essays are fascinating as well.

Neil didn't write the forward, but he has read the essays. We had a conversation on Twitter in January about whether I got the Mary Poppins bit right.

Somewhere in the world every professor who has ever taught me about intentional fallacy is cringing.

The book is here on Amazon if you're interested!


  1. Congratulations! That's fantastic :)

  2. Congratulations. I'll have to check this out. Just finished reading Fragile Things so this sounds like a good follow up read to that.

  3. Your brilliant chapter is the 2nd in the book out of 15 chapters ;-) Indeed was thoroughly enlightening and thought provoking. However if I may offer a slight correction, the Foreword is written by Matthew Dow Smith (Writer and Illustrator) Mr. Gaiman knows of the collection and did post of it on his blog sometime ago but unfortunately he did not write the foreword. ;-(

    Thanks again for all your work!

    1. I'll fix that. Wasn't it the plan at some point?

      He's read them, anyway. We had a twitter discussion about my paper a bit ago.