Peter J. Schakel

Peter J. Schakel is the Peter C. and Emajean Cook Professor of English at Hope College. He has authored, co-authored, or co-edited several books, including: The Poetry of Jonathan Swift: Allusion and the Development of a Poetic Style (University of Wisconsin Press, 1978); Approaching Poetry: Perspectives and Responses (St. Martin's Press, 1997); and Approaching Literature in the 21st Century: Fiction, Poetry, Drama (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2005). He earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, his MA from Southern Illinois University, and his BA from Central College.


Volume 77

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Guests on Volume 77: Eric Miller on the conserving radicalism and revolutionary traditionalism of Christopher Lasch; Lisa de Boer on the depiction of everyday humanity in northern European post-Renaissance painting; Peter J. Schakel on seeing The Chronicles of Narnia as fairy tales, not just Christian allegory; and Alan Jacobs on how The Chronicles of Narnia reveal much of C. S. Lewis's thinking on almost everything, and on how Lewis's imagination was prepared to write such books.