About this Journal

The Journal of Inklings Studies provides a forum for rigorous academic engagement with the work of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and their literary circle.

The journal’s two principal aims are

  • to lead and support the growing field of C.S. Lewis and Inklings Studies, and
  • to test and develop the potential of C.S. Lewis and his circle to be serious intellectual conversation partners for scholars in literature, philology, theology, and philosophy more widely.

The journal pursues these aims by

  • publishing original source materials by its subject authors, together with high-quality scholarly commentary and analysis,
  • developing and publishing cutting-edge academic engagement with the thought of C.S. Lewis and his circle by scholars both within Inklings Studies and in other disciplines, and
  • publishing free, open access book reviews of academic books published in the subject area.

Further information about the journal, including a shop for purchasing 2011-2017 back issues, can be found here.

Editors and Editorial Board

General Editor (and Subject Editor for C.S. Lewis): 

Prof. Judith Wolfe (University of St Andrews)


Managing and Reviews Editor: 

Dr Derek R. Keefe (University of St Andrews) 


Subject Editor for Charles Williams: 

Prof. Holly Ordway (Houston Baptist University)


Subject Editor for Owen Barfield: 

Prof. Jacob Sherman (California Institute of Integral Studies)


Subject Editor for J.R.R. Tolkien: 

Dr Giuseppe Pezzini (University of St Andrews)


Editorial Advisory Board

Stephen Barber, Treasurer, Charles Williams Society

Owen A. Barfield, Executor, Owen Barfield Literary Estate

Dr P.H. Brazier, independent scholar

Prof. Mark Edwards, Professor, Christ Church, Oxford

Prof. Eric Gregory, Professor, Princeton University

Dr Brian Horne, President, Charles Williams Society

Dr Michael Ward, Research Fellow, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford

Dr Suzanne Wolfe, Professor, Seattle Pacific University, and author


The Journal of Inklings Studies is the official journal of the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society and can be subscribed to directly from Edinburgh University Press or as part of society membership.


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Journal of Inklings Studies

Print ISSN: 2045-8797 Online ISSN: 2045-8800
Published on behalf of the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society
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