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Media on C.S. Lewis

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Alan Snyder
America Discovers C.S. Lewis

October 18, 2018

Dr. K. Alan Snyder, author of the book America Discovers C.S. Lewis, shares the results of his research into C.S. Lewis’s reception in the United States and influence on Americans.

David and Crystal Downing
C.S. Lewis and Dorothy L. Sayers: A Feisty Friendship

October 5, 2018

Drs. David and Crystal Downing, Wade Co-Directors, share excerpts from personal letters between Lewis and Sayers, and discuss the themes of giving and receiving Christian critique, and creativity.

Malcolm Guite and Michael Ward
2018 Events for Fuller Endowment for the Imagination & the Arts

September 25-26, 2018

Dr. Malcolm Guite and Dr. Michael Ward discuss C.S. Lewis, Dante, and the creative arts in these 2 inaugural events for the Muriel Fuller Endowment for the Imagination and the Arts.

Stephanie Derrick
C.S. Lewis and 1940s Oxford

September 17, 2018

Dr. Stephanie L. Derrick, an historian of religion in the modern era, considers some aspects about Lewis and the culture of Oxbridge from the 1920s through the 1950s that our collective memory has ceased to recall.

Mark Pike
Narnian Virtues

July 12, 2018

Dr. Mark Pike looks at how parents, teachers and friends engaging with the Narnia novels, can help children practice virtues like forgiveness, wisdom, curiosity, justice, and courage. Professor Pike is the Principal Investigator of the Narnian Virtues project. He is Professor of Education at the University of Leeds and holds a PhD in English in Education.

Andrew Barron
C.S. Lewis and the Jewish Imagination

June 7, 2018

Dr. Andrew Barron, Chief of Station at the Canadian branch of Jews for Jesus in Toronto, presents on how the works of C.S. Lewis have impacted his own journey and appeal to the Jewish imagination through theme and metaphor.

Joe Rigney
C.S. Lewis on the Christian Life

May 16, 2018

Professor Joe Rigney reveals the undercurrents of Lewis's insights that have shaped how his readers view spirituality, sin, and sanctification. The meeting point of reason and imagination is also explored.

The Neglected C.S. Lewis

Jerry Root and Mark Neal present four lectures on C.S. Lewis’s lesser known works of literary criticism.

  1. An Experiment in Criticism and The Personal Heresy October 28, 2017
  2. Studies in Words and Arthurian TorsoDecember 5, 2017 (PDF notes only)
  3. The Discarded Image and The Allegory of LoveJanuary 23, 2018
  4. English Literature in the 16th Century and Selected Literary EssaysApril 19, 2018
Jonathan R. Eller
"That High Truth": Lewis, Williams, Chesterton, and Ray Bradbury

April 9, 2018

Bradbury's similar mythopoeic tendencies and his resistance to corrupting materialism are, perhaps, best studied by exploring his abiding interest in the works of Lewis, Williams, and G.K. Chesterton. Lecture given by Jonathan R. Eller, Director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies.

Andrew Lazo
C.S. Lewis and the Myth of Love

March 15, 2018

Andrew Lazo shares from his research into the last novel of C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces, offering many clues to help in understanding both the overarching, and the underlying meaning and message of Lewis's life and work.

An Evening with Artist Ross Wilson

February 15, 2018

Ross Wilson, a sculptor from Northern Ireland who created the C.S. Lewis sculpture in Belfast, talks about his work as it relates to place and faith.

Panel Discussion on the film: "Tolkien & Lewis: Myth, Imagination, & the Quest for Meaning"

September 26, 2017

The film was shown at the Wade Center and followed by a panel discussion with Marjorie Lamp Mead, Rolland Hein, Jerry Root, and Bob Huck.

From Atheism to Christianity: The Story of C.S. Lewis

June 27, 2017

This lecture by Dr. Joel Heck focuses on the spiritual journey of C.S. Lewis, and includes content from his book of the same title.

Douglas Gresham: Evangelism and C.S. Lewis

April 3, 2017

A conversation with Douglas Gresham and Jerry Root, accompanied with music by singer-songwriter Meg Sutherland. 

C.S. Lewis and the Art of Imaginative Writing

February 21, 2017

Corey Latta speaks on C.S. Lewis's writing quality and process in his works, as well as his extensive and disciplined reading habits.

The Poetics of Desire in Thomas Traherne and C.S. Lewis

January 24, 2017

The Reverend Professor Paul S. Fiddes, a leading scholar of theology and literature, speaks on C.S. Lewis and Thomas Traherne.

Lewis and Education lectures

December 6, 2016

Dr. Mark Pike speaks on C.S. Lewis’s educational vision and how it relates to current issues for parents, students, teachers and school leaders.

Mere Education lecture

Narnian Virtues lecture

C.S. Lewis on Politics and Natural Law

October 24, 2016

Justin Dyer and Micah Watson discuss their book, C.S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law. 

The Intuitive Medievalism of C.S. Lewis

October 11, 2016

Dr. Chris Armstrong speaks on C.S. Lewis and medievalism.

The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis

December 3, 2015

Dr. Jerry Root and Mark Neal speak on Lewis's nuanced understanding of the imagination and its role in leading us to truth.

Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C.S. Lewis

October 12, 2015

Abigail Santamaria speaks on the surprising life of Joy Davidman and shares behind-the-scenes research stories from her many years of work on the biography of a woman who is best known today as the wife of C.S. Lewis.

"Inklings in Wartime" a talk by British Scholar Colin Duriez

April 30, 2015

Duriez explores how C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and other Inklings identified modern warfare as a powerful image of the deeper battle between good and evil.

Ways of Exchange: ‘Co-inherence’ in Charles Williams and C.S. Lewis

January 20, 2015

Dr. Paul Fiddes explores Williams’s idea of ‘co-inherence': The mutual indwelling of human persons in each other, in Christ, in the Church, and the triune God.

Journey to Joy: The Pilgrim's Regress Book Launch and Lecture by David C. Downing

September 19, 2014

Pilgrim's Regress was the first book C.S. Lewis wrote after he became a Christian, and was his initial attempt to explain his own conversion to belief in God as well as the experience he termed “Joy.”

"C.S. Lewis on Image and Imagination: Some Romantic Reflection" a lecture by Douglas Hedley

February 3, 2014

Dr. Douglas Hedley spoke on Image and Imagination in C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces with particular interest in the nineteenth-century Romantic sources behind Lewis’s work.

C.S. Lewis and American Culture

November 1, 2013

A conference C.S. Lewis's influential presence within American culture. Speakers include: Mark A. Noll, George Marsden, Alan Jacobs, and Trevor Hart.

Theology in Wartime: Dorothy L. Sayers and C.S. Lewis

November 7, 2013

Christine Fletcher examines Lewis and Sayers' writing during the WWII Era as a model for Christian Engagement. 

Lectures & Radio Interview: Alister McGrath

March 19, 2013, WETN radio interview: McGrath Interview with Greg Wheatley 
March 20, 2013, lecture co-sponsored with Tyndale Publishers: "C.S. Lewis: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet" 
March 22, 2013, Chapel message: "C.S. Lewis and the Enrichment of Our Faith"

McGrath is the author of the biography C.S. Lewis: A Life (Tyndale 2013).

Bacchus in Narnia? C.S. Lewis and the Classics of Greece and Rome

February 28, 2013

Jonathan Kirkpatrick explores how Greece and Rome dominated C.S. Lewis’s education and strongly influenced his thought and writings.

CSL Institute Study Course

The C.S. Lewis Institute offers three free study courses for audio and video download on Lewis's The Screwtape Letters, Letters to Malcolm, and Mere Christianity - ideal for small group study.