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Thursday, September 29, 2016- Friday, September 30, 2016

Verge Conference: Arts + The Inklings - " C.S. Lewis and the Arts"

Music Building, 11am

NOTE: Registration for Verge Conference talks is required. The Verge Conference is co-presented by The Inklings Institute of Canada.

Lewis thought deeply about the nature and purpose of writing and reading, and the principles that governed his approach to literature are applicable across the artistic spectrum and remain relevant and helpful.  

Invited to deliver the keynote address at this year’s Verge Conference, Ward will argue that though Lewis is often held to be a formalist, a moralist and a traditionalist, he has an approach to art that is remarkably unconventional, exploratory and innovative.  His attitude is a relaxed and tolerant antidote to today’s increasingly politicized and polarized “culture wars.”   SCHEDULE 

This interdisciplinary arts conference will feature presentations on topics relating to and stimulated by the work of the group of Oxford authors known as the Inklings–including C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, and J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as friends such as Dorothy L. Sayers, and their literary mentors, earlier writers such as George MacDonald and G.K. Chesterton. 

Keynote Speaker is Dr. Michael Ward, named “the foremost living Lewis Scholar” by the Times Literary Supplement. He is the author of the award-winning and best-selling Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford University Press, 2008). 


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Gender Studies Cafe: “Love Hurts: Domestic Violence in Christian Homes”

Graduate Collegium, Fosmark Building, TWU, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

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