About Ashlee L. Cowles

Ashlee Cowles writes novels for adults and teens that explores a variety of historical and philosophical themes. She is currently working on a new novel in rural Michigan as a Wilbur Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal and has recently started a graduate program in Medieval History at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Autumn Enchantments: Celebrating the Sturdy Shoulders of Two Literary Giants

By |2018-10-06T16:59:04-05:00December 16th, 2013|Categories: C.S. Lewis, Christianity, Russell Kirk|Tags: |

Now that Thanksgiving is over and Advent is upon us, the last of the leaves are falling from the trees here in Scotland and the hours of daylight are dwindling. Looking back on my first semester at St. Andrews, I realized how fortunate I was to have been able to celebrate in a very intimate [...]

Circles of Destiny

By |2013-11-21T12:47:17-06:00September 9th, 2013|Categories: Russell Kirk|

“Mine was not an Enlightened mind, I now was aware: it was a Gothic mind, medieval in its temper and structure. I did not love cold harmony and perfect regularity of organization; what I sought was variety, mystery, tradition, the venerable, the awful.”– Russell Kirk A year and a half ago, I had never heard the [...]

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