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Carolina Connections Daytime Enrichment Class: The Inkling Prophet of Oxford: C.S. Lewis as Academic, Apologist, and Artist

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Carolina Connections Daytime Enrichment Class: The Inkling Prophet of Oxford: C.S. Lewis as Academic, Apologist, and ArtistTHURSDAYS OCT 27, NOV 3 10 AM–11:30 AMINSTRUCTOR: DANIELLE CHRISTMAS

The imaginative fictions and compelling apologist writings of Clive Staples Lewis have captivated generations of readers. What is it about this self-described “very ordinary layman of the Church of England” that has inspired such a following across age groups, continents, and decades? What sort of mind can invent a children’s paradise like Narnia one day, and move a group of skeptics to Christian belief the next? This course will grapple with these and other questions including: Lewis’s conversion and politics, his role in the legendary Oxford Inklings, the distinct features of his fiction and aesthetic vision, and the implications of his legacy over the second half of the twentieth century. While this brief course can only start these conversations, students will leave knowing how to dig deeper into his work and social and historical context for answers.

Danielle Christmas is an Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill. While she primarily works on contemporary African-American and Jewish-American fiction and film, her own conversion story led her to the oeuvre and legacy of C.S. Lewis and has resulted in a lasting personal and professional interest.

Fee: $10. UNC Retired Faculty Association Members: $5.

Location: The Friday Center

There are four ways to register:

  1. Online: Register online
  2. Mail: Print out the registration form and mail it to
    What’s the Big Idea? Fall 2016
    Campus Box 1020, The Friday Center
    UNC-Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill NC 27599-1020
  3. Fax: Print out the registration form and fax it to 919-962-5549.
  4. Phone: Call 800-845-8640 or 919-962-2643.

For more information on the Carolina Connections Daytime Enrichment Classes or to see a full list of offerings, click HERE.

For questions, contact:

Jill Conrad (conradj@email.unc.edu), Registration Manager
Professional Development and Enrichment Programs
The Friday Center
800-845-8640 or 919-962-2643

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thu, Oct 27 at 10am-11:30am

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