C.S. Lewis’s Dymer: ‘Brooding alone beneath the strength of things’

Date(s) - 02/07/19
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wheaton College Wade Center

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C.S. Lewis’s Dymer: ‘Brooding alone beneath the strength of things’

Wheaton College

February 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm

This is the second of three talks in a series by Dr. Jerry Root on C. S. Lewis titled “C.S. Lewis’s Dymer: ‘A splendour in the dark.'” It will be followed by one other talk on March 21, 2019.  All lectures will be at 7 p.m in the Wade Center’s Bakke Auditorium. Each Hansen lecture is accompanied by a response from a different Wheaton College faculty member. The faculty respondent for this talk is Mr. Mark Lewis, Associate Professor of Communication, Wheaton College.

This lecture will trace the influences on Lewis’s work and their effects on his life and his writing of Dymer; and, in many ways beyond Dymer as well. It will suggest that Lewis drew heavily from the literature of Myth, both Nordic Myth as well as classical Myths. Furthermore, it will look at the concept of joy, longing, and the importance of the literature of pilgrimage.

The Ken and Jean Hansen Lectureship is an annual faculty lecture series named in honor of former Wheaton College trustee Ken Hansen and his wife Jean, and endowed in their memory by Walter and Darlene Hansen. These lectures will take place in the Wade Center’s Bakke Auditorium and are free and open to the public. The Wade Center is located at 351 Lincoln Ave. on the northwest corner of campus at the intersection of Washington St. and Lincoln Ave. For more information, contact the Wade Center at 630.752.5908 or wade@wheaton.edu.