Event Title

Concurrent Paper Session 3C: The Bookish Imagination

Location

Euler 118

Start Date

1-6-2018 10:45 AM

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"The Further Adventures of Ed Brown" - Dan Hamilton

The E. W. Brown Collection at Taylor University was previously the fine private library of Dr. Ed Brown of Indianapolis. The story behind that 30-year collecting process was documented in the 2006 book In Pursuit of C. S. Lewis. Dr. Brown died in 2015; coauthor Dan Hamilton will share some of the additional books-and-people tales discovered in his notes and papers.

"Surprised by Misquotes: Unexpected Findings from The Misquotable C.S. Lewis - William O'Flaherty

One need not look hard on social media to come across a quotation falsely attributed to Lewis. However, that is not the only type of misquote seen online (or even in print). In my recently published The Misquotable C. S. Lewis, I point out there are also paraphrases of Lewis and words from him that are out of context to be aware of. In addition to providing examples of each of those types, I also present in this paper the surprising names that are associated in one way or another with Lewis misquotes. The cast of unlikely characters include Ryan Seacrest, actors Tim Allen, Matt Dillon. and Anthony Hopkins; authors Max Lucado, Melody Beattie, and John R. Stott; and even Lewis scholars Jerry Root and Walter Hooper. Finally, some of what Lewis actually wrote is presented to contrast a few of the most common misquotes.

"Transcribing George MacDonald's Hamlet - Kaylen Dwyer


"The Library that Jack Built: An Historical and Narrative Account of the Personal Library of C.S. Lewis" - Roger White

This presentation includes an overview of the formation and evolution of C. S. Lewis’s library over his lifetime, a detailed historical account of the library’s dispersal near the time of his death, and results of research to re-discover and, where possible, identify the current locations of the library’s contents. In 1985, the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College acquired the majority of the books. Prior to that acquisition, hundreds of other books belonging to Lewis were dispersed through gifts and sale; others were lost. In addition to the Wade Center, portions of Lewis’s library are housed at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Taylor University; Azusa Pacific University; Wroxton College, Oxfordshire; Magdalene College, Cambridge; and the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Several hundred books are privately owned. Presentation attendees are invited to provide feedback and suggestions on ways to make the findings accessible to researchers as the data is finalized and prepared for publication.

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Jun 1st, 10:45 AM

Concurrent Paper Session 3C: The Bookish Imagination

Euler 118

"The Further Adventures of Ed Brown" - Dan Hamilton

The E. W. Brown Collection at Taylor University was previously the fine private library of Dr. Ed Brown of Indianapolis. The story behind that 30-year collecting process was documented in the 2006 book In Pursuit of C. S. Lewis. Dr. Brown died in 2015; coauthor Dan Hamilton will share some of the additional books-and-people tales discovered in his notes and papers.

"Surprised by Misquotes: Unexpected Findings from The Misquotable C.S. Lewis - William O'Flaherty

One need not look hard on social media to come across a quotation falsely attributed to Lewis. However, that is not the only type of misquote seen online (or even in print). In my recently published The Misquotable C. S. Lewis, I point out there are also paraphrases of Lewis and words from him that are out of context to be aware of. In addition to providing examples of each of those types, I also present in this paper the surprising names that are associated in one way or another with Lewis misquotes. The cast of unlikely characters include Ryan Seacrest, actors Tim Allen, Matt Dillon. and Anthony Hopkins; authors Max Lucado, Melody Beattie, and John R. Stott; and even Lewis scholars Jerry Root and Walter Hooper. Finally, some of what Lewis actually wrote is presented to contrast a few of the most common misquotes.

"Transcribing George MacDonald's Hamlet - Kaylen Dwyer


"The Library that Jack Built: An Historical and Narrative Account of the Personal Library of C.S. Lewis" - Roger White

This presentation includes an overview of the formation and evolution of C. S. Lewis’s library over his lifetime, a detailed historical account of the library’s dispersal near the time of his death, and results of research to re-discover and, where possible, identify the current locations of the library’s contents. In 1985, the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College acquired the majority of the books. Prior to that acquisition, hundreds of other books belonging to Lewis were dispersed through gifts and sale; others were lost. In addition to the Wade Center, portions of Lewis’s library are housed at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Taylor University; Azusa Pacific University; Wroxton College, Oxfordshire; Magdalene College, Cambridge; and the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Several hundred books are privately owned. Presentation attendees are invited to provide feedback and suggestions on ways to make the findings accessible to researchers as the data is finalized and prepared for publication.