Event Title

Paper Session 5-B: Creative Friendships, Fiction

Location

Euler 108

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4-6-2016 9:15 AM

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"Middle-earth Mayhem" - John Stanifer

Well, if you really want to know, Merry and Pippin show up in Belfast and hijinks ensue involving fireworks and some sort of weed. In Manhattan, perhaps at the same time, police have found a stash of stolen rings, including three from a store called The Elven King. At perhaps the same time, somebody named Eowyn runs the Shieldmaiden pub in Reykjavik, where a fight has broken over a televised spear-throwing competition. And, perhaps at the same time, I think, some Lewis scholars (apparently not friends) trash a conference when their "discussion time" leads to the use of The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volume III as a weapon.

"Can Love be Blind?" - Bethany Russel

"'The Words in the World' (excerpt from Song of the Searching)" - Luke A. Wildman

"Canto XXXIII" - Michael J. Paulus, Jr.

Somehow, this imaginative story, narrated by a mysterious Oxford librarian who seems to have read too many books (or at least too much Borges), inter-weaves medieval Dante, ultra-modernist Jorge Luis Borges, and Odd Inkling Charles Williams (and friends, of course) in a satisfying, creepy, but inspiring post-modern quest for redemption.

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Jun 4th, 9:15 AM

Paper Session 5-B: Creative Friendships, Fiction

Euler 108

"Middle-earth Mayhem" - John Stanifer

Well, if you really want to know, Merry and Pippin show up in Belfast and hijinks ensue involving fireworks and some sort of weed. In Manhattan, perhaps at the same time, police have found a stash of stolen rings, including three from a store called The Elven King. At perhaps the same time, somebody named Eowyn runs the Shieldmaiden pub in Reykjavik, where a fight has broken over a televised spear-throwing competition. And, perhaps at the same time, I think, some Lewis scholars (apparently not friends) trash a conference when their "discussion time" leads to the use of The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volume III as a weapon.

"Can Love be Blind?" - Bethany Russel

"'The Words in the World' (excerpt from Song of the Searching)" - Luke A. Wildman

"Canto XXXIII" - Michael J. Paulus, Jr.

Somehow, this imaginative story, narrated by a mysterious Oxford librarian who seems to have read too many books (or at least too much Borges), inter-weaves medieval Dante, ultra-modernist Jorge Luis Borges, and Odd Inkling Charles Williams (and friends, of course) in a satisfying, creepy, but inspiring post-modern quest for redemption.