2016: University of Calgary

Organizers: Deborah Bowen (Redeemer) and Katherine Quinsey (Windsor)

Saturday, May 28th

12:15-1:30: Faith, Voice, and Text
Chair: Katherine Quinsey (Windsor)

Adrea Johnson (Alberta): “‘God’s chosen instrument’: Susanna Spurgeon, 19C Evangelical Textuality, and the Agency of the Female Author”

Darren Dyck (Ambrose): “Orphean Prefigurations of Christ in Tolkien and Barfield”

5:00-6:30: Narnia and the Literary Imagination
Organizer and Chair: Monika Hilder (TWU)

Richard Bergen (UBC): “‘Hammered Out Allegories’: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the Background of Lewisian Allegoresis”

Yile Xie (Alberta): “Reepicheep: C.S. Lewis’s Vision of a Heroic Knight”

Matthew Cormier (Alberta): “Apocalypse as Sequel in The Magician’s Nephew

Stephen Dunning (TWU): “The Therapeutic Potential of Literary Imagination in C.S. Lewis’ Narnia Series”

7:00-9:00: CLSG annual dinner

Sunday, May 29th

12:15-1:30: The Spirited Text: Music, Faith, and Literature
Chair: Abram Steen (Crandall)

Roxanne Harde (Alberta/Augustana): “‘Mary stays behind and starts cleaning up the place’: Patty Griffin and Faith in the World”

Irwin Streight (RMCC): “Mary Gauthier and Mary Grace”

5:00-6:30: Hopeful reading
Organizer and Chair: Matthew Zantingh (Briercrest)

Tina Trigg (King’s): “Hopeful Reading? Popular Fiction and the Margins of Disability”

Leah Cameron and Lynn Szabo (TWU): “An Alphabet of Hope in the ‘Hierarchy of Grief'”

Matthew Zantingh (Briercrest): “Reading the Hopeless Text: Samuel Beckett’s Endgame and Hopeful Reading”

7:00-8:15: Celebration of poetry (Guest reading by Joanne Epp and Sally Ito)

Monday, May 30th

12:15-1:30: Roundtable on Pedagogy
“The First-Year Challenge: Teaching Christian Reading”
Organizer and Chair: Tina Trigg (King’s)

Abram Steen (Crandall): “Take and Read: Ancient Texts for First-Year Readers”

Deborah Bowen (Redeemer): “The Literary, The Spiritual, and the First-Year Student”

Philip Mingay (King’s): “Teaching Evaluations and the Journey of Faith”

5:00-6:15: The Canadian Incarnational Imagination
Chair: Deborah Bowen (Redeemer)

Nathan Dueck (College of the Rockies): “The Cosmological Argument in Paradise Lost, Book VII and Christian Bök’s ‘The Late Heavy Bombardment'”

John Van Rys (Redeemer): “An Incarnational Imagination? Christianity, Narrativity, and Alice Munro’s ‘The Love of a Good Woman'”

6:30-7:30: CLSG Business Meeting

Tuesday, May 31st

8:45-10:15 (jointly with ACCUTE): Rereading C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia for the 21st century
Organizer and Chair: Stephen Dunning (TWU)

William Thompson (MacEwan): “From Fauns to Dying gods: Re-Positioning C.S. Lewis’ Narniad for the Twenty-First Century”

Mervyn Nicholson (Thompson Rivers): “Illustrator – or Co-creator? Pauline Baynes’s Presence in The Chronicles

Monika Hilder (TWU): “‘Happily Ever After’ for the 21st Century? Sex, Love, and Human Identity in C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia

12:15-1:30: Christianity and the Other in the 17th Century
Chair: Deborah Bowen (Redeemer)

Clara Joseph (Calgary): “On Reading the 17th century Travel Narrative of Archbishop Menezes with Emmanuel Levinas: The Evolution of the Indian Christian as Heretic”

Katherine Quinsey (Windsor): “Thomas Hodges, Reformed Theology, and Animal Nature”