Dr. Michael Ward, author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford 2008), will present a public lecture on "C.S. Lewis on Power" on Thursday, October 16, 2008, at 8:00 p.m. in Phillips Auditorium. Dr. Ward is a Visiting Lecturer at the College this semester, teaching a course on "The Theological Imagination of C. S. Lewis." His Thursday lecture is sponsored by the President’s Office and the English Department. Following the lecture, there will be a reception and book signing in the Upper Lounge.
For more information, contact Dr. Michael M. Jordan, Professor and Chair of the Department of English, Hillsdale College (517-607-2498).
For more information about Dr. Ward's new book, click here.
PREVIOUSMark Helprin, Aaron and Helen L. DeRoy Visiting Fellow at Hillsdale College, gave a public lecture, "The Luminous Outriders of the Angels," on February 19, 2008. Professor Helprin has authored a number of books, including Winter's Tale, Refiner's Fire, Freddy and Fredericka, A Dove of the East and Other Stories, Ellis Island and Other Stories, and A Soldier of the Great War. He has won a PEN/Faulkner Award and a National Jewish Book Award and was nominated for an American Book Award. Professor Helprin has written for The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, National Review, and The Weekly Standard.
Dr. Michael Ward
The English Department and the Christian Studies Program sponsored a public lecture by Dr. Michael Ward on "Narnia's Secret: C. S. Lewis and the Seven Heavens" on Friday, January 18, 2008. A reception and book signing followed the lecture. Dr. Ward (a Lewis scholar, Anglican Priest, and Chaplain of Peterhouse, University of Cambridge), is the author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis (Oxford University Press, 2008) and co-editor of Heresies and How to Avoid Them (Hendrickson, 2007).
Ralph Wood, author of Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-Haunted South and other studies and currently Mary Ann Remick Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, lectured on "Flannery O'Connor's Witness to the Gospel of Life amidst the Culture of Death" on November 8, 2007. Professor Wood's talk was sponsored by the English Department.
On March 28, 2007, Peter Lawler gave a public lecture on "The Last Gentlemen: Walker Percy's Reflections on Aristocracy and Democracy in America."
Peter Lawler is Dana Professor and Chair of the Department of Government and International Studies at Berry College, editor of Perspectives on Political Science, and author or editor of 10 books and over 120 scholarly articles and reviews.
The English Department and the Dow Journalism Program recently sponsored Chuck Chalberg's G.K. Chesterton and George Orwell performances.
Mr. Chalberg has been to campus before, presenting recitations based on the writings and speeches of Chesterton, H. L. Mencken, and Teddy Roosevelt. This year he added a new show, "George Orwell on Stage," which he presented along with "G. K. Chesterton on Stage."
(Information courtesy of Dr. Michael M. Jordan, Professor and Chair of English, Hillsdale College.)
On February 22, 2007, Mark Helprin gave a public lecture on "The War in Iraq: Foresight Declined." A reception and book-signing followed the lecture.
Mr. Helprin is Aaron and Helen L. DeRoy Visiting Fellow at the College, where he recently taught two classes, Creative Writing and "The Art of Strategic Assessment". Mark Helprin has written novels, children's books, and collections of short stories, including A Dove of the East, Winter's Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, and Ellis Island and Other Stories, for which he won a PEN/Faulkner Award, a National Jewish Book Award, and an American Book Award nomination. He frequently writes for The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, National Review, Commentary, and The Weekly Standard.
(Information courtesy of Michael M. Jordan, Professor and Chairman of English, Hillsdale College.)
Dr. Roger Lundin
On February 1, 2007, in Phillips Auditorium, Dr. Roger Lundin, Distinguished Visiting Professor in English at Hillsdale College, gave a talk titled "The Heart's Reasons: Modern Culture and the Question of Belief." Dr. Lundin is the Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English at Wheaton College in Illinois. A leading literary scholar, he is the author of The Culture of Interpretation: Christian Faith and the Postmodern World and Emily Dickinson and the Art of Belief. Dr. Lundin also edited Disciplining Hermeneutics: Interpretations in Christian Perspective. He recently finished teaching a one-hour seminar at the College on "Modern Literature and the Question of Belief."
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