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Kilby Research Grant

Kilby Research Grant

Kilby Grant Award BooksIn 1982, the Clyde S. Kilby Research Grant was established by Wheaton College's class of 1939 in honor of their former professor and faculty class sponsor. This endowed award is presented annually by the Board of the Marion E. Wade Center to a scholar engaged in a publishable project related to one of the seven Wade authors. The intention of the award is both to recognize scholarly contributions and also to assist the work of those who use the resources of the Wade Center.

There is no application process for the Kilby Research Grant. Researchers become eligible by having visited and used the research materials of the Wade Center. Further information on this award may be obtained by researchers once they are at the Wade.

Kilby Research Grant Recipients

Year                    Recipient(s)               Study Information and Book Titles  
2018   Holly Ordway   A forthcoming book tentatively titled Tolkien's Modern Sources: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages (Kent State University Press)  
    Charles Huttar   A forthcoming book tentatively titled New Bodies in Narnia and Elsewhere: C.S. Lewis and the Mythography of Metamorphosis  
    Gina Dalfonzo   A forthcoming book tentatively titled Meeting of the Minds:the Spiritual and Literary Friendship of Dorothy Sayers and C.S. Lewis (Baker Book House)  
2017   Corey Latta   A forthcoming book tentatively titled The God Behind the Veil: How The Imagination Insists on God  
2016   Toby Coley   A forthcoming book considering C.S. Lewis’s The Four Loves  
2015      Paul Fiddes   A forthcoming book exploring co-inherence in the writings of Charles Williams and C.S. Lewis  
The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and Their Circle - Carol and Philip Zaleski
  Carol and Philip Zaleski   The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and Their Circle (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015)  

  Charlie Starr   "'Villainous Handwriting': A Chronological Study of C.S. Lewis’s Script" in Volume 33 of VII: Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center, pp.73-94 (2016) and online supplement “The Lewis Handwriting Chart.”  
C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity: A Biography by George Marsden
  George Marsden   C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity: A Biography (Princeton University Press, 2016)  
2012   Jim Stockton   C.S. Lewis and the Oxford Philosophers  
  Alister McGrath   C.S. Lewis: A Life (Tyndale, 2013) and The Intellectual Life of C.S. Lewis (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013)  
Surprised by the Feminine - Monika Hilder   Monika Hilder   Triad publication of the following: The Feminine Ethos in C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia (Peter Lang, 2012), The Gender Dance: Ironic Subversion in C.S. Lewis's Cosmic Trilogy (Peter Lang, 2013), and Surprised by the Feminine: A Rereading of C.S. Lewis and Gender (Peter Lang, 2013).  
How Far is it to Bethlehem   Nancy Brown   How Far is it to Bethlehem: The Plays and Poetry of Frances Chesterton (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2012)  
Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C.S. Lewis - Abigail Santamaria
  Abby Santamaria   Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C.S. Lewis (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015)  
Charles Williams: The Third Inkling - Grevel Lindop
  Grevel Lindop   Charles Williams: The Third Inkling (Oxford UP, 2015)  
2008   Ronald W. Bresland   Forthcoming book on C.S. Lewis and Ireland  
Christ of the Creeds
  Suzanne Bray   The Christ of the Creeds & Other Broadcast Messages to the British People during World War II by Dorothy L. Sayers. Introduction & notes by Suzanne Bray (Dorothy L. Sayers Society, 2008)  
Planet Narnia
  Michael Ward   Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford UP, 2008)  
Owen Barfield: A Biography   Simon Blaxland-de Lange   Owen Barfield: Romanticism Comes of Age (Temple Lodge, 2006)  
Baptized Imagination
  Kerry Dearborn   The Baptized Imagination: The Theology of George MacDonald (Ashgate Publishing, 2007)  
Irrigating Deserts
  Joel Heck   Irrigating Deserts: C.S. Lewis on Education (Concordia Publishing House, 2005)  
Creed without Chaos   Laura K. Simmons   Creed without Chaos: Exploring Theology in the Writings of Dorothy L. Sayers (Baker Academic, 2005)  
Beyond the Shadowlands   Wayne Martindale   Beyond the Shadowlands: C.S. Lewis on Heaven and Hell (Crossway Books, 2005)  
A Morning after War
  K. James Gilchrist   A Morning After War: C.S. Lewis and WWI (Peter Lang, 2005)  
Imagination in the Arts
  Peter Schakel   Imagination and the Arts in C.S. Lewis: Journeying to Narnia and Other Worlds (University of Missouri Press, 2002)  
Writing Performances
  Crystal Downing   Writing Performances: The Stages of Dorothy L. Sayers (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)  
Most Reluctant Convert
  David Downing   The Most Reluctant Convert: C.S. Lewis's Journey to Faith (InterVarsity Press, 2002)  
1999   Michael Travers   Forthcoming book to be titled A Severe Delight: Exile and Longing in C.S. Lewis (co-written with Bruce Edwards)  
1998   No award given      
The Company They Keep
  Diana Pavlac Glyer   The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community (Kent State University Press, 2006)  
History of The Hobbit   John Rateliff   The History of the Hobbit, Part One: Mr. Baggins and The History of the Hobbit, Part Two: Return to Bag-End (Houghton Mifflin, 2007)  
Father Brown of the Church of Rome
  John Peterson   Father Brown and the Church of Rome (Ignatius Press, 1996)  
C.S. Lewis: Poet
  Don King   C.S. Lewis, Poet: The Legacy of His Poetic Impulse (Kent State University Press, 2001)  
Inklings Handbook
  Colin Duriez   The Inklings Handbook (Chalice Press, 2001)  
1993   Mary Ellen Ashcroft   Forthcoming book entitled “The Ideal of Work in the Life and Writings of Dorothy L. Sayers ”  

Joy and Poetic Imagination

  Stephen Thorson   Joy and Poetic Imagination: Understanding C.S. Lewis's "Great War" with Owen Barfield and its Significance for Lewis's Conversion and Writings (Winged Lion Press, 2015)  
1991   No award given      
The Pattern in the Web
  Roma King, Jr.   The Pattern in the Web: The Mythical Poetry of Charles Williams (Kent State University Press, 1990)  
C.S. Lewis Index   Janine Goffar   C.S. Lewis Index: Rumours from the Sculptor's Shop (La Sierra University Press, 1995)  
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography   Wayne Hammond   J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography (St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1992)  
Victorian Mythmaker
  Rolland Hein   George MacDonald: Victorian Mythmaker (Star Song Publishing Group, 1993)  
Collected Works: Poetry Vol. 1
  Aidan Mackey   Collected Poetry, Part I (Ignatius Press, 1994)  
1987   Paul Ford   Forthcoming book on C.S. Lewis  
The Passionate Intellect
  Barbara Reynolds   The Passionate Intellect: Dorothy L. Sayers' Encounter with Dante (Kent State University Press, 1989)  
Lewis: Writer, Dreamer, Mentor
  Lionel Adey   C.S. Lewis: Writer, Dreamer, and Mentor (Eerdmans, 1998)  
Love All and Busman's Honeymoon
  Alzina Stone Dale   Love All and Busman's Honeymoon, ed. (Kent State University Press, 1984)  
Clive Staples Lewis: A Dramatic Life
  H. William Griffin   Clive Staples Lewis: A Dramatic Life (Harper and Row, 1986)  
  George Sayer   Jack: C.S. Lewis and His Times (Harper and Row, 1988)  
And God Came In   Lyle W. Dorsett   And God Came In: The Extraordinary Story of Joy Davidman, Her Life and Marriage to C.S. Lewis (Macmillan, 1983)

2nd edition title changed to A Love Observed