Session Title

C. S. Lewis and the Middle Ages I: The Lewis Bestiary

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Center for the Study of C. S. Lewis and Friends, Taylor Univ.

Organizer Name

Joe Ricke

Organizer Affiliation

Taylor Univ.

Presider Name

Marsha Daigle-Williamson

Presider Affiliation

Spring Arbor Univ.

Paper Title 1

On Pilgrimage among Beasts: Walking with Hyoi and Puddleglum

Presenter 1 Name

Victoria Holtz-Wodzak

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Viterbo Univ.

Paper Title 2

The Birds, the Bees, and Mr. Bultitude: Animal Sex and the Kingdom of Love in That Hideous Strength

Presenter 2 Name

Joe Ricke

Paper Title 3

A Beast's Best Friend: Interspecies Friendship in the Fiction of C. S. Lewis

Presenter 3 Name

Edwin Woodruff Tait

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Christian History Magazine

Start Date

14-5-2016 10:00 AM

Session Location

Valley II LeFevre Lounge

Description

From his creation of the dressed-up animals of Boxen, to the talking beasts of Narnia, to Mr. Bultitude the Bear of That Hideous Strength, C. S. Lewis expressed his love for and kinship with the beasts. This session includes papers which look critically at his use of the animal kingdom, especially in ways that draw upon his medieval sources and influences.

Joe M. Ricke

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May 14th, 10:00 AM

C. S. Lewis and the Middle Ages I: The Lewis Bestiary

Valley II LeFevre Lounge

From his creation of the dressed-up animals of Boxen, to the talking beasts of Narnia, to Mr. Bultitude the Bear of That Hideous Strength, C. S. Lewis expressed his love for and kinship with the beasts. This session includes papers which look critically at his use of the animal kingdom, especially in ways that draw upon his medieval sources and influences.

Joe M. Ricke