JBU to Host the C.S. Lewis and the Inklings Society Conference

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (March 15, 2016) – John Brown University will host the 19th C.S. Lewis and the Inklings Society (CSLIS) conference on March 31-April 2. The conference’s theme, Is Man a Myth?, will examine not just the plausibility of “sub-created” worlds and their mythical inhabitants, but also the ontology of humanity.

This year, the conference features two keynote speakers, Devin Brown, a Lilly Scholar and professor of English at Asbury University, and Charlie W. Starr, who teaches English and film at Kentucky Christian University. Special guest and Tolkien scholar, Jason Fisher, will moderate conference workshops.

The conference’s keynote addresses by Starr and Brown are free and open to the public. However, conference registration - $100 for faculty and guests and $75 for students or retirees - will enable participants to attend additional sessions of scholarly papers and student presentations, a formal banquet with the keynote speakers, two lunches and all other conference events.

To see full schedule for all events or to learn more about the conference, click here. For more information, contact Jonathan Himes, JBU associate professor of English and secretary of the CSLIS at 479-524-7399 or jhimes@jbu.edu.

The CSLIS was created in the spring of 2004 at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa and promotes the advancement of scholarship, teaching, writing and other professional activities related to the life and works of C.S. Lewis and the Inklings.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Ranked No. 2 among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News, JBU enrolls more than 2,700 students from 42 states and 39 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 50 majors, with top programs including business administration, graphic design, engineering, construction management, counseling, teacher education and nursing.


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