North American British Music Studies Association

CFP: “Arts + The Inklings” Verge Conference

Conference title: “Arts + The Inklings” Verge Conference
CFP deadline: May 15, 2016
Conference dates September 28 – 30, 2016
web site: http://www.twu.ca/vergeconference
venue: Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, Canada

This interdisciplinary arts conference invites presentations on topics relating to and stimulated by the work of the group of Oxford authors known as The Inklings—including C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, and J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as friends such as Dorothy L. Sayers, and their literary mentors, earlier writers such as George MacDonald and G.K. Chesterton. We invite presentations on such topics as…The Inklings authors’ contributions to the arts; translating their work into other media–film, theatre, music, visual art; the relationship between faith and story; the Inklings’ legacy as culture critics; and other topics related to the theme. Keynote speaker is Dr. Michael Ward, Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and author of Planet Narnia (Oxford University Press, 2008). This conference welcomes submissions from any discipline that explore the topic under consideration. Proposal deadline is May 15, 2016. For more conference information visit www.twu.ca/vergeconference.