C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters launched a genre of demonic epistolary fiction. Intriguingly, we have seen Screwtape-style letters about psychotherapy, (anti-) creativity, pedagogy, and scientific research. Evidently, Screwtape continues to be relevant among contemporary writers, but is it relevant to students? From the results of a spiritual perspective survey and various teaching methods in a secular undergraduate class, and including the analysis of ninety-five student-created Screwtape letters of cultural critique, we see that the genre of demonic epistolary fiction gives space for creative cultural critique and the contentprovides inspiration for that critique -- even for generically spiritual, nonreligious, or anti-theistic students.
"The Pedagogical Value of The Screwtape Letters for a New Generation,"
Inklings Forever: Published Colloquium Proceedings 1997-2016: Vol. 8, Article 3.
Available at: https://pillars.taylor.edu/inklings_forever/vol8/iss1/3