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Tentative Conference Schedule

Tentative Schedule (Times are subject to change, and new events may be added as plans are finalized.) All events will take place on the campus of Belmont University.

Thursday, Nov. 3

Banquet with and Keynote Speech by Douglas Gresham (7 p.m.)
(Stepson of C.S. Lewis, Author, Speaker, and Consultant to the 2005
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe film)
~ The Maddox Grand Atrium

Friday, Nov. 4

Scholarly Session I (9 - 10:30 a.m.)
(Individual room assignments to be announced.)

PANEL 1: C.S. Lewis and Theology

PAPER 1: Theology and Screwtape: The Nature of Evil in
C.S. Lewis’s Fantasy
Benjamin Saxton – Rice University

PAPER 2: Joy, the Tao, and Free Will: Some Contours of
C. S. Lewis’s Theodicy
Prof. Michael Travers – Southeastern College at Wake Forest

PAPER 3: First and Second Things: C.S. Lewis’ Theology
and Literary Criticism
Prof. D’Anne Olsen – Barrington College (now Gordon College)

PANEL 2: The Chronicles of Narnia

PAPER 1: “Let Villains Be Soundly Killed at the End of the Book”: C. S. Lewis’s Conception of Justice in The Chronicles of Narnia
Prof. Marek Oziewicz - University of Wroclaw, Poland and Fulbright Scholar, Asbury College

PAPER 2: “Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve”: Lewisian Perspectives
on the Human in The Chronicles of Narnia
Prof. Donald T. Williams - Toccoa Falls College

PAPER 3: Humor in the Chronicles of Narnia
Prof. David L. Neuhouser - Taylor University

PANEL 3: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien

PAPER 1: Not Safe But Good: Kings and Kingdoms in the Works of
Lewis and Tolkien
Randy Pope

PAPER 2: SubCreative Writing: Essential and Executive Language in the Fantasy Writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien
Harley Sims – University of Toronto

PAPER 3: Fairy Stories: Worlds of Imagination in the Writings of
Lewis and Tolkien
Rev. David N. Beckmann - St. Andrew's Anglican Church

Scholarly Session II (Friday 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
(Individual room assignments to be announced.)

PANEL 1: C.S. Lewis and Faith

PAPER 1: “It All Began with a Picture:” The Poetic Preaching of
C.S. Lewis
Dr. Gregory Anderson, Ph.D. - The International Community Church (UK)

PAPER 2: C. S. Lewis on Vocation: The Integration of Faith
and Occupation
Prof. Devin Brown - Asbury College

PAPER 3: C.S. Lewis, Church Unity, and the Dynamics of the Hallway
Prof. Ray Schneider - Bridgewater College

PANEL 2: C.S. Lewis in A Larger Context

PAPER 1: Surprised, But Not By Joy: Political Comment in Out of the Silent Planet
Prof. Karen Hayes – Wittenberg University

PAPER 2: Abolition of Man
Prof. Daniel A. Kaufman - Southwest Missouri State University

PAPER 3: A Cat Sat On A Mat: C S Lewis In A World Without Wonder
Rev. Daniel L. Scott, Jr. – Christ Church, and Austin Cagle –
Belmont University

PANEL 3: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, Part II

PAPER 1: The White Witch & The Lady of the Golden Wood: Images of a Faërie Queen in Lewis and Tolkien
Jessica Burke – C.U.N.Y.

PAPER 2: The Role of Fantasy in Conveying Truth
Amelia Harper – HomeScholar Books

PAPER 3: The Law of the Genre: Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and the Redefinition of the Fairy-Story
Prof. David Oberhelman - Oklahoma State University

Scholarly Keynote Session (1:45-3pm)
(Room assignment to be announced.)

with noted C.S. Lewis scholars Christopher Mitchell (Director of the Marion E. Wade Center and Assistant Professor of Theology, Wheaton College) and Bruce Edwards (Associate Dean and Professor of English at Bowling Green State University)

Scholarly Session III (3:15-4:45pm)
(Individual room assignments to be announced.)

PANEL 1: C.S. Lewis and Allegory

PAPER 1: Eustace and Edmund: Allegory in the representations of two of Lewis’s Sons of Adam
Prof. Jerry Michael Combs - Hazard Community and Technical College

PAPER 2: Medieval Allegory and the Christian Experience in Perelandra
Alyson A. Johns-Robinson - University of Memphis

PAPER 3: Images of the Messiah and of Salvation in Lewis, Tolkien,
and Williams
Prof. Nancy Enright – Seton Hall University

PANEL 2: Adaptations and Dramatizations of
Lewis’s Work

PAPER 1: “Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle”: Aslan’s Sacrifice in Adaptations of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Hugh H. Davis - Saint Mary’s School

PAPER 2: Sometimes Films May Say Best What’s To Be Said
Prof. Greg Wright –Puget Sound Christian College

PAPER 3: Hungry for the Amazing: The Satisfying Agent of Lewis and Tolkien in Cinematic Adaptations
Matthew Zerrip – Saint Louis University

PANEL 3: J.R.R. Tolkien

PAPER 1: Storming the Gates of Barad-Dûr: J.R.R. Tolkien, Christian Resistance, and the Imagination
Harry L. Reeder, IV - University of Alaska, Anchorage

PAPER 2: Hope Unlooked For: Tolkien's Eagles as a Symbol of Mercy, Grace and Divine Intervention
Steve Hollis – Belmont University and Christ Presbyterian Academy

PAPER 3: “A Pattern of the One to Come”: Gandalf as a Type of Christ in Tolkien’s Arda
Elisabeth Wolfe – Baylor University

An Evening With C.S. Lewis Performance (7:30pm)
David Payne (actor and President of Rising Image Productions, specializing in dramatizations of the works of C.S. Lewis)
~ Massey Performing Arts Center

SATURDAY, November 5

SESSION IV (9-10:30am)
(Individual room assignments to be announced.)

PANEL 1: Literary Responses to Lewis’s Work

PAPER 1: The Magician’s Niece: The Influence of C.S. Lewis on the Works of J.K. Rowling
Prof. Scott P. Johnson and Prof. Alesha D. Seroczynski - Bethel College

PAPER 2: The Pain of Susan: Neil Gaiman’s Answer to C.S. Lewis
Grace Walker Monk – Belmont University

PAPER 3: Reimagining Worlds: Fan Creativity in the Legacies of Lewis and Tolkien
Kimbra Wilder Gish

PANEL 2: Christianity and Myth in Lewis’s Work

PAPER 1: Faith as Spoiler: How and Why C. S. Lewis Disguised Archetypes in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Prof. Christine Mather – Vanderbilt University

PAPER 2: Myth in the Service of Truth
Prof. Lois Westerlund - Barrington College (now Gordon College)

PAPER 3: The Holy Christian Imagination and C.S. Lewis
Dr. Shirley Holland - His Presence Restoration Ministry

SESSION V (Saturday 10:45am-12:15pm)
(Individual room assignments to be announced.)

PANEL 1: The Inklings

PAPER 1: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: A Productive Relationship
Prof. Mike Foster – Illinois Central College

PAPER 2: The Mystical Imagination of the Inklings
Anthony S. Burdge – Heren Istarion

PAPER 3: Mythic Movements: Inklings, Modernists, and the
Problem of Placement
Andrew Lazo – Rice University

PANEL 2: Lewisian Literature: Connections
and Comparisons

PAPER 1: The Four Loves of Dorian Gray
Prof. Ernelle Fife – SUNY-New Paltz

PAPER 2: Psychomachias in Phantastes and Till We Have Faces
Megan Bodenschatz – SUNY-New Paltz

PAPER 3: The Mask and the Shadow: Similarities of Story and Theme between Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis and The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
April French – SUNY-New Paltz

PAPER 4: Merlin and Mentors
Jenna Greer – SUNY-New Paltz

The Inconsolable Secret Concert (3:00pm)
Glass Hammer (with special guests Salem Hill)
Literary progressive rock band, performing music from C.S. Lewis-themed double album
~ Massey Performing Arts Center

The Lord of the Rings Concert (8 p.m.)
The Nashville Symphony (with the Nashville Symphony Chorus)
~ Curb Event Center
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