Are the Chronicles Sexist and Racist? Join the Reading Group!

Posted May 15, 2009 7:04 am by wisewoman

Are the Narnia books really sexist in how they portray women? What about the Calormenes’ resemblance to Middle Eastern culture? Was Lewis, as is so often claimed, a bigoted, chauvinist man typical of his generation? Come join NarniaWeb’s new reading group to discuss! We will be reading an article by Dr. Devin Brown titled, “Are the Chronicles of Narnia Sexist and Racist? A Discussion in Eight Parts.” The subject of Lewis’ alleged sexism and racism has always been popular on the forum, and we’re excited to offer an in-depth, step-by-step discussion that will look at the evidence presented by both sides. The first section of the article may be read here. Please join us for what promises to be a fantastic discussion!