The Frances White Ewbank Colloquium on C.S. Lewis & Friends

May 29 - June 1, 2008
Taylor University, Upland, IN

Congratulations to our Student Essay Contest Winners
First Place: Lincoln Stannard, LeTourneau University
Second Place: Emily Bowerman, Taylor University
Third Place: Andrew Neel, Taylor University
Honorable Mention: Charlie Beaucham, Berry College
Honorable Mention: Julie Whitacre, Grace College
Honorable Mention: Benjamin Anderson, Valparaiso University

Welcome to the Frances White Ewbank Colloquium on C.S. Lewis and Friends

On behalf of the Lewis and Friends Planning Committee, I would like to welcome you to the 6th Frances White Ewbank Colloquium. This year's program includes scholars from both coasts of the United States, several Midwestern states, the Bahamas, England, and Japan. Many of you are returning for a second Colloquium, some for a third, and others have not missed a Colloquium since we started holding them in 1997. If this is your first Colloquium, you might be wondering about the "...and Friends" portion of our title. As Dave Neuhouser, our Scholar-in-Residence, has explained, that phrase has three meanings: "It refers to the fact that we are interested in the friends of Lewis, both his contemporaries and otherwise. Also, we ourselves are friends of these authors. Finally, because of our common love for these men and women, we are friends of each other." I hope that all of you will find our conversation over the next three days both amicable and stimulating.

In planning our current program, we have tried to find that perfect balance between too much and too little. If we have erred, it is probably on the side of too much. In addition to our keynote addresses, panels, evening sessions, and worship service -- when we all can be together in one place at one time -- we also have over thirty academic papers and special sessions scheduled concurrently. Since you are likely to find yourself wanting to be at two places at once, hearing different papers delivered simultaneously, we have asked our presenters to provide abstracts, which you'll find in the back of this program. Along with the abstracts, we have included brief biographies of our presenters -- so it should be easy for you to contact a presenter if you would like to request a copy of that paper you missed hearing, but wish you hadn't. To further facilitate the sharing of work, we have placed a number of papers on our website (www.taylor.edu/cslewis), and in late fall we'll have hard copies of our Proceedings available.

I hope you enjoy this year's Frances White Ewbank Colloquium. If there's anything we can do to make your experience more satisfying, please let me or one of the Planning Committee members know.

Thom Satterlee
Program Director

Planning Committee: Catherine Barnett, Dan Bowell, Laura Constantine, Pam Jordan, Bob Lay, Dave Neuhouser, Joe Ricke, Bill Ringenberg, Quinn White

Schedule

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2008
Thursday, May 29th
1:00 PM

Registration

Taylor University, Butz-Carruth Recital Hall

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

Welcome

Eugene Habecker, Taylor University

Taylor University, Butz-Carruth Recital Hall

2:00 PM

2:15 PM

Out of My Bone: The Collected Letters of Joy Davidman

Don King

Taylor University, Butz-Carruth Recital Hall

2:15 PM

3:30 PM

Session 1-A: THeology in the Writings of Sayers, Lewis, and Williams

Christine M. Fletcher, Benedictine University
Susan Wendling
Jordan Zandi
Casey Knott

Taylor University, Metcalf 101

3:30 PM

Session 1-B: C.S. Lewis...And Friends

Paul E. Michelson, Huntington University
Pamela Jordan, Taylor University
Victoria S. Allen, College of the Bahamas

Taylor University, Metcalf 104

3:30 PM

Session 1-C: Special Session

Dan Hamilton

Taylor University, Rupp 203

3:30 PM

6:00 PM

Dinner

Taylor University, Hodson Dining Commons

6:00 PM

7:30 PM

Evening Session: To Music of a Pipe Unseen: The Songs of J.R.R. Tolkien

Catherine Barnett

Taylor University, Butz-Carruth Recital Hall

7:30 PM

Friday, May 30th
7:30 AM

Morning Devotions

David Neuhouser, Taylor University

Taylor University, Bergwall Hall

7:30 AM

8:00 AM

Breakfast

Taylor University, Hodson Dining Commons

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

The Sacrament of the Stranger in Lewis, Tolkien and MacDonald

Kerry Dearborn

Taylor University, Butz-Carruth Recital Hall

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

Break

Taylor University

10:00 AM

10:15 AM

Session 2-A: Human Relationships in the Work of C.S. Lewis

Jennifer Woodruff Tait, Asbury Theological Seminary
William L. Isley Jr.

Taylor University, Metcalf 101

10:15 AM

Session 2-B: George MacDonald and His Literary Companions

Larry E. Fink, Hardin-Simmons University
Miho Yamaguchi, Kurume University
Laura Stanifer

Taylor University, Rupp 205

10:15 AM

11:45 AM

Lunch

Taylor University, Hodson Dining Commons

11:45 AM

1:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Recent Books about C.S. Lewis and Friends

Taylor University, Butz-Carruth Recital Hall

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

Book Signings

Taylor University, Butz-Carruth Recital Hall

2:00 PM

2:30 PM

Break

Taylor University

2:30 PM

2:45 PM

Session 3-A: Longing in the Work of C.S. Lewis

Jessica Shaver Renshaw
J.C. Calhoun

Taylor University, Metcalf 104

2:45 PM

Session 3-B: The Role of the Imagination in the Work of Lewis and MacDonald

Martha Sammons
Bill Gorman
Jeffrey W. Smith, Southeastern University

Taylor University, Metcalf 101

2:45 PM

Session 3-C: Special Session

Michael Ward

Taylor University, Rupp 203

2:45 PM

3:15 PM

Session 2-C: Special Session

Dan Hamilton
Elizabeth King

Taylor University, Metcalf 104

3:15 PM

4:15 PM

Panel Discussion: Resources for the Study of C.S. Lewis and Friends

Taylor University, Butz-Carruth Recital Hall

4:15 PM

6:00 PM

Banquet

Taylor University, Hodson Dining Commons

6:00 PM

8:00 PM

Evening Session: Landscapes in Lewis' Life: A Photographic Essay

Larry Fink

Taylor University, Butz-Carruth Recital Hall

8:00 PM

Saturday, May 31st
7:30 AM

Morning Devotions

David Neuhouser, Taylor University

Taylor University, Bergwall Hall

7:30 AM

8:00 AM

Breakfast

Taylor University, Hodson Dining Commons

8:00 AM

9:15 AM

Remarks from Jay Kesler, President Emeritus of Taylor University

Jay Kesler, Taylor University

Taylor University, Butz-Carruth Recital Hall

9:15 AM

10:00 AM

Session 4-A: George MacDonald and His Meanings

Rachel Johnson, University of Worcester
Marie K. Hammond
Charles Beaucham, Berry College

Taylor University, Metcalf 101

10:00 AM

Session 4-B: Myth in Lewis and Tolkien

John Stanifer
Steven J. Smith
Emily Bowerman, Taylor University

Taylor University, Metcalf 104

10:00 AM

Session 4-C: Special Session

Darren Hotmire

Taylor University, Rupp 203

10:00 AM

11:30 AM

Preserving Our Humanity: Lewis on Morality

Gilbert Meilaender

Taylor University, Butz-Carruth Recital Hall

11:30 AM

12:45 PM

Lunch

Taylor University, Hodson Dining Commons

12:45 PM

2:00 PM

Selected Readings from C.S. Lewis & Friends

Taylor University, Hodson Dining Commons

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

Break

Taylor University

3:00 PM

3:30 PM

Session 5-A: Moral and Spiritual Development int he Work of C.S. Lewis

Corey J. Kinna
Connie Hintz, Loyola University
Joe Ricke, Taylor University

Taylor University, Metcalf 101

3:30 PM

Session 5-B: Riddles and Meanings in Tolkien and Barfield

Woody Wendling
Lincoln Stannard, LeTourneau University
Zach Stone

Taylor University, Rupp 203

3:30 PM

Session 5-C: Violent Readings: Interpreting Lewis and Chesterton

Robert Moore-Jumonville
John Seland

Taylor University, Metcalf 104

3:30 PM

Session 5-D: Special Session

Michael Ward

Taylor University, Rupp 205

3:30 PM

6:00 PM

Dinner

Taylor University, Hodson Dining Commons

6:00 PM

8:00 PM

Evening Session: Pilgrim's Progress: A Readers' Theatre

Rachel Johnson

Taylor University, Butz-Carruth Recital Hall

8:00 PM

Sunday, June 1st
8:00 AM

Breakfast

Taylor University, Hodson Dining Commons

8:00 AM

9:30 AM

Discussion Session

Taylor University, Butz-Carruth Recital Hall

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

Worship Service

Taylor University, Butz-Carruth Recital Hall

10:30 AM

11:30 AM

Check Out

Taylor University, Bergwall Hall

11:30 AM