Sponsored by the

C. S. Lewis and Inklings Society

9th Annual C. S. Lewis

and the Inklings Conference


Keynote Speaker

Tom Shippey

world-renowned scholar of J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century


March 3-4, 2006

John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR


“Faith, Friendship, Fiction”

The conference theme focuses on the conditions which forged these writers’ mythopoeic and theological notions.  Scholarly and thematic papers examining the impact of Christian faith and friendship upon the fictional works of Lewis, Tolkien, and other Inklings are especially welcome.


Papers and proposals are also invited exploring all aspects of the life, times, and writings of the Inklings, including literary influences and predecessors – ranging from Medieval epic to 19th-century fairy tale to 20th-century science fiction – that drew these Oxford writers together.  Scholars as well as students, both graduate and undergraduate, are invited to submit proposals.



The deadline for proposals is December 16, 2005.  You must be registered as a member of CSLIS to participate. See conference website for more details.

All electronic submissions should conform to the following guidelines:

§         Subject: Submission to CSLIS CONFERENCE

§         Text body: Paper title, author's name, affiliation, and 250-word abstract

§         Contact info: include your mailing address and daytime phone


SEND ABSTRACTS TO:                                           OR MAIL THEM TO:

 jhimes@jbu.edu                                                         Dr. Jonathan Himes, English Dept.
(479) 524 7399                                                            John Brown University

                                                                                    2000 West University St. Box 3072
                                                                                    Siloam Springs, AR 72761