The CLSG 2017 final program is here!

We are less than three weeks away from the CLSG conference in Toronto. The final program for the conference is now available on our Conference page and in a print-friendly format. We’re looking forward to a rich and lively program of papers, discussion, and collegial fellowship!

There are several new features to enjoy this year. The noon session on Sunday, May 28th, is left open for members who wish to attend the other events held at that time, such as the ACCUTE Graduate Students lunch and the Campus Reps lunch. We are also very fortunate to have plenary speaker Dr Roger Kojecký, Director of the Christian Literary Studies Group at Oxford, who will be speaking on “Endism in Narrative: Tradition and Modern Talent.


This year’s conference will include two splendid co-sponsored sessions: “Word and Spirit,” held jointly with the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies on Monday morning, and “War, Trauma, and Healing,” held jointly with ACCUTE on Tuesday morning.  Our two exciting member-organized sessions include one on  spiritual warfare in Lewis’s science-fiction trilogy, and this year’s Pedagogy Roundtable, which will take up the challenging topic of the “unteachable” text. Members will enjoy our annual dinner which has now been scheduled for Monday, May 29th.

Finally, all presenters need to be fully-paid up members of ACCUTE as well as, ideally, paid-up members of CLSG (click here for a copy of the membership form). Our membership fee is a modest $25 ($15 for students and those who are not full-time academics) and will help with future events such as poetry readings and plenary speakers. Presenters should be registered for Congress as well, in order to have full access to all sessions and programs. Registration for Congress can be found at

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!


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