Session Title

C. S. Lewis and the Middle Ages

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

Anthony G. Cirilla

Presider Affiliation

College of the Ozarks

Paper Title 1

Empathy and the Unspoken Dream Frame of C. S. Lewis's Out of the Silent Planet

Presenter 1 Name

William Racicot

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Paper Title 2

More than Messengers: The Community of All Saints in the Ransom Trilogy

Presenter 2 Name

Abigail Palmisano

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Loyola Univ. Chicago

Paper Title 3

Bernard Silvestris and Speculative Mythography in C. S. Lewis's Out of the Silent Planet

Presenter 3 Name

Joe Ricke

Start Date

8-5-2020 3:30 PM

Session Location

Valley 3 Eldridge 309

Description

In his popular account of medieval cosmology, The Discarded Image, C. S. Lewis, somewhat surprisingly, invests a chapter in explaining the "Longaevi" --the long livers, the fairies, and other "flexible" creatures not quite accounted for in what he calls the "classic severity of the huge design." Our session intends to look at such creatures, including Lewis's defamiliarized angel-like beings and pagan gods adapted to the medieval Christian schema, as examples of Lewis's idiosyncratic version of mythographic medievalism.

Joe Ricke

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May 8th, 3:30 PM

C. S. Lewis and the Middle Ages

Valley 3 Eldridge 309

In his popular account of medieval cosmology, The Discarded Image, C. S. Lewis, somewhat surprisingly, invests a chapter in explaining the "Longaevi" --the long livers, the fairies, and other "flexible" creatures not quite accounted for in what he calls the "classic severity of the huge design." Our session intends to look at such creatures, including Lewis's defamiliarized angel-like beings and pagan gods adapted to the medieval Christian schema, as examples of Lewis's idiosyncratic version of mythographic medievalism.

Joe Ricke