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Charlie Starr, D.A.

Visiting Faculty


Affilaite Professor for Inklings Studies

Dr. Charlie W. Starr is an Associate Professor of English at Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia. He teaches, writes and lectures on Classic and American literature, film, theology, and on the works of C. S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Charlie taught in high schools in the Dallas area for nine years and received special certification in Gifted and Talented education and then moved to college English and Humanities in Kentucky and West Virginia—he has over 30 years teaching experience. Dr. Starr graduated with an M.A. in Humanities from the University of Dallas where Louise Cowan directed his Master’s Thesis on Moby-Dick, is an alum of the Teacher’s Academy (1987-88), and earned a D.A. in English with education emphasis from Middle Tennessee State University. He has published numerous scholarly essays, over a hundred popular articles, a dozen chapters for book anthologies, and seven books (fiction, non-fiction and scholarly) including his most recent study, The Faun’s Bookshelf: C. S. Lewis on Why Myth Matters. Charlie has published three never-before seen C. S. Lewis manuscripts and will soon be releasing an additional 24 new Lewis documents including a lost sequel to The Screwtape Letters. Dr. Starr has been hailed as the world’s leading expert on C. S. Lewis’s handwriting.

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D. A. English, Emphases in Education, British and American

Literature. Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro

Tennessee. 

Certified to teach Gifted and Talented in the state of Texas.

Post-graduate study at the doctoral level in literature and

philosophy/theology at the University of Dallas.

M. A. Humanities, Emphasis in English. The University of Dallas,