C.S. Lewis’s Dymer: ‘The flowers of unborn springs’

Date(s) - 03/21/19
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wheaton College Wade Center Bakke Auditorium

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C.S. Lewis’s Dymer: ‘The flowers of unborn springs’

Wheaton College

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7 – 8:30pm

The Marion E. Wade Center presents the final lecture in this year’s Hansen Lectureship series on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wade Center’s Bakke Auditorium.

This is the last 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.'” Each Hansen lecture is accompanied by a response from a different Wheaton College faculty member. The faculty respondent for this talk is Dr. Miho Nonaka, Associate Professor of English, Wheaton College.

This lecture will look at the seeds in Dymer that spring up into full flower in the corpus of Lewis’s work. What unborn springs and seasons will emerge from this early narrative poem? If we observe carefully, what can the reader of Dymer expect to see reflected and developed in the works Lewis would eventually come to write? This lecture will explore the bountiful harvest that came from Lewis’s early creative work in Dymer.

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.