Teaching Screwtape for a New Generation at CSLIS Colloquium

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!

About Brenton Dickieson

“A Pilgrim in Narnia” is a blog project in reading and talking about the work of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the worlds they touched. As a "Faith, Fantasy, and Fiction" blog, we cover topics like children’s literature, apologetics and philosophy, myths and mythology, fantasy, theology, cultural critique, art and writing. This blog includes my thoughts as I read through Lewis and Tolkien and reflect on my own life and culture. In this sense, I am a Pilgrim in Narnia--or Middle Earth, or Fairyland. I am often peeking inside of wardrobes, looking for magic bricks in urban alleys, or rooting through yard sale boxes for old rings. If something here captures your imagination, leave a comment, “like” a post, share with your friends, or sign up to receive Narnian Pilgrim posts in your email box. Brenton Dickieson is a father, husband, friend, university lecturer, and freelance writer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter, @BrentonDana.
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8 Responses to Teaching Screwtape for a New Generation at CSLIS Colloquium

  1. robstroud says:

    I envy you, brother!


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