I am fully enjoying my weekend at the C.S. Lewis and the Inklings Colloquium at Taylor University in Indiana. My brain is full with idea from the dozens of workshops, but what is really thrilling is the setting for conversation. I’m chatting with scholars and having dinner with leading C.S. Lewis and Inkling authors. Yesterday, I had supper with Alan Jacobs, author of The Narnian and one of the most important Lewis scholars. Right now, ‘m sitting next to Will Vaus, author of a number of Lewis resources and biographies. Adding the fact that the Edwin Brown Lewis & Inklings collection is available to me between sessions, it’s quite a setting to be thinking about Lewis’ thought.
While here, I got to present my paper, priggishly called “The Pedagogical Value of The Screwtape Letters for a New Generation.” It will be published this fall in Inklings Forever VIII, but I can make the prezi that I used for the presentation available here. It may help to read some notes I made about the Screwtape Letters genre, called “Screwtape Writes Again: A Note on Contemporary Screwtape Letters.” I’m getting back to the conference–hope you enjoy!