19 January 2013

Lewis- and Inklings-related conferences 2013-2014

I am compiling a list of conferences related to C.S. Lewis and the Inklings over the next year or so. Please let me know if you have any others to add to this list. I hope this is helpful to you—and I hope you and I both get to attend some of them. Cheers.

Fifteenth Annual Christianity in the Academy Conference 
“C. S. Lewis, 50 Years On: What Endures?”
 Union University, Memphis, TN 
Friday, March 1, 2013
Abstracts due Febraury 1st 
 Here's one I am thinking of attending because of the Inklings' Medieval connection:
Putting England in its Place: Cultural Production and Cultural Relations in the High Middle Ages
Fordham University, NY, NY, March 9-10, 2013

16th Annual C.S. Lewis and Inklings Conference
Fairytales in the Age of i-pads: Inklings, Imagination, and Technology
LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas, March 21–23, 2013
Abstracts due January 30, 2013

Third Annual HBU Philosophy Conference
Looking Along the Beam: Philosophical and Theological Themes in the Inklings 
Houston Baptist University, March 22-23, 2013
Abstracts due 31 Jan 2013

An Inklings Weekend at Montreat
April 5-7, 2013
Montreat College, Montreat, NC

CCL Southeast 2013 Regional Conference

the relevance of Christian faith for Twentieth-Century Literature and the relevance of Twentieth-Century Literature for Christian faith
Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia April 11-13, 2013

C.S. Lewis: Life, Legacy and “Light”
in Morgantown, WV to celebrate the start of a Lewis society there
April 12th, 2013


The 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University
May 9-12, 2013

CCL Western 2013 Regional Conference
The Company of Others: Literary Collaboration and the Common Good 
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, May 16-18, 2013
(Abstracts were due December 21, 2012) 

Inklings Gesellschaft
Symposium 2013
Aachen, Germany, May 24/25 2013 

C.S. Lewis Summer Conference
Living the Legacy: The Vision, Voice, and Vocation of C. S. Lewis 
University of San Diego, California, June 19-23, 2013
Abstracts due February 15, 2013 

The Image and the Word 
Spring Arbor University, MI, June 20-22, 2013
Abstracts due February 1, 2013

C.S. Lewis Summer Seminars
“C.S. Lewis, Mere Christian”
 Oxford, England July 6-12, 2013 and July 14-20, 2013

An Inklings Week in Oxford
 St. Aldates Church, Oxford, England, July 14-19, 2013

MythCon 44
Green and Growing: The Land and Its Inhabitants in FantasyMichigan State University, 12-15 July 2013
Abstracts due 30 April 2013

Southwest Region Conference on Christianity and Literature 
‘Love that Moves the Sun and Other Stars’: Exploring the Virtues in Literature
Houston Baptist University, Sept. 20-21, 2013
Abstracts due April 1, 2013 

C.S. Lewis Fall Conference
The Forge of Friendship: Tolkien, Lewis, and the Creative Impulse
Houston, TX, Nov. 8-10, 2013

I have heard rumours of a conference at Wheaton College to honor the 50th anniversary of Lewis's death, and another in England in connection with the installation of a commemorative plaque for Lewis in the Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey,
both in November 2013, but I have not yet come across a Call for Papers for either of these. Does anybody have that information? 

There will be another Mythmoot in December 2013 around the release of the next Hobbit film, followed by another in the summer of 2014 and a larger conference in 2015 hosted by Mythgard Institute. 

the MLA 
Theme: Vulnerable Times 
Chicago, 9 to 12 January 2014
Abstracts and panel proposals due 21 February 2013 

The 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, MI, May 8-11, 2014. 


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this wonderful resource! I've already added a few dates to my calendar and summer conference "wish list"!

Rosie Perera said...

Here are a couple more to add to your list:

Celebrating The Hobbit: a conference on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN. March 1-3, 2013.

Tolkien Conference. University of Oxford. March 21-23, 2013.

Also, not a conference, but Ralph Wood will be teaching a course at Regent Summer School called "J.R.R. Tolkien: Writer for Our Time of Terror"; Regent College, Vancouver, BC. July 1-12, 2013. The summer school brochure with full course info isn't online yet but here's the preview.

Rosie Perera said...

Here's another one:

The Romantic Rationalist: God, Life & Imagination in the Work of C.S. Lewis - Desiring God 2013 National Conference - September 27-29 - Minneapolis, MN

Iambic Admonit said...

Thank you!