Diana Pavlac Glyer

Diana Pavlac Glyer (born January 21, 1956 in Aberdeen, Maryland) is an American author, speaker, and teacher whose work centers on C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Inklings. She teaches in the Honors College at Azusa Pacific University in California.[1]

Diana Pavlac Glyer
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Born (1956-01-21) January 21, 1956 (age 65)
OccupationAuthor, speaker, teacher
Spouse(s)Mike Glyer
ChildrenSierra Glyer

EducationEdit

Glyer received a B.S. in Education and a B.A. in English and Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University. She received her M.S. in Education from Northern Illinois University, and her PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Glyer also did coursework in Composition Studies at Purdue University and the University of New Hampshire, where she studied under Robert J. Connors and Donald Murray.

CareerEdit

Glyer has published widely, including contributions to dozens of books and periodicals. Her best-known work is The Company They Keep, which describes the interaction and creative influence of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings. It features an appendix by scholar David Bratman. Published in 2007, the book overturned assumptions held for more than 30 years.[2][3] It was recognized as a landmark study.[3][4][5][6] The Company They Keep won the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award (Inklings Studies)[7] and was a finalist for the 2008 Hugo Award for Best Related Work at Denvention 3, the 66th World Science Fiction Convention.[8]

Glyer is also the author of Clay in the Potter's Hands (2011) and Bandersnatch: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings (2016).[9] Bandersnatch, published in 2016, applies the scholarly work of The Company They Keep to creative writing groups, encouraging them to function collaboratively just as the Inklings did.[10]

AwardsEdit

The Company They Keep won the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award (Inklings Studies), the APU Scholarly Achievement Award (2008), and the Imperishable Flame Award for Tolkien Studies. It was a finalist for the 2008 Hugo Award for Best Related Work at Denvention 3, the 66th World Science Fiction Convention.

For her work, Glyer has received many awards, including the Marion E. Wade Center's Clyde S. Kilby Research Grant (1997),[11] Azusa Pacific University's Chase Sawtell Inspirational Teaching Award (2002), APU's Scholarly Achievement Award (2008), and APU's Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award (2014).[12] She was the Scholar Guest of Honor for the 40th Annual Mythopoeic Conference, UCLA 2009.[13] Most recently, Glyer was awarded the Paul F. Ford Award for Excellence in C.S. Lewis Scholarship in 2019.[14]

Science fiction activityEdit

Glyer has been active in science fiction fandom since 1973 and has worked on dozens of conventions. In 1985, she chaired Mythcon XVI at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. In 1998, she chaired Mythcon XXIX, the C.S. Lewis Centenary Celebration at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diana Glyer faculty profile". Apu.edu. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  2. ^ Review, Sherwood Smith, SF Site
  3. ^ a b Review, Andrew Lazo in Mythlore 99/100, Volume 26, Issue 1/2, 2007 Fall/Winter
  4. ^ Jon Barnes in The Times Literary Supplement, September 12, 2007
  5. ^ John H. Timmerman in The Lion and the Unicorn, Volume 32, Number 3, September 2008, pp. 375-377
  6. ^ Don King in Christian Scholars Review, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1, Fall 2008, pp. 262-264.
  7. ^ Mythopoeic Award Winners Archived 2014-10-10 at WebCite
  8. ^ "The Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
  9. ^ Diana Pavlac Glyer, retrieved 25 June 2016
  10. ^ Glyer, Diana Pavlac (2016). Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings. ISBN 978-1606352762.
  11. ^ "Clyde S. Kilby Research Grant". Wheaton.edu. Archived from the original on 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
  12. ^ "Azusa Pacific University Awards". Apu.edu. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  13. ^ "Mythcon 40". Mythsoc.org. 2009-05-22. Archived from the original on 2009-06-28. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
  14. ^ "Azusa Pacific University Awards". Apu.edu. 2019-04-28. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  15. ^ Mythcon 29 schedule Archived 2011-03-07 at the Wayback Machine

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