Community or Chaos: Searching for Clues in the Works of Dorothy L. Sayers

Date(s) - 03/22/18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wheaton College Wade Center Bakke Auditorium

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Community or Chaos: Searching for Clues in the Works of Dorothy L. Sayers

Wheaton College

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7 – 9pm

The Marion E. Wade Center presents the final lecture in this year’s Hansen Lectureship series on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wade Center’s Bakke Auditorium. The speaker for this year is Christine Colón and her series title is Community or Chaos?: Searching for Clues in the Works of Dorothy L. Sayers. Dr. Colón’s final talk is titled “Dorothy L. Sayers’s Vision for Communities of Joy.” Each Hansen lecture is accompanied by a response from a different Wheaton College faculty member. The faculty respondent for this talk is Andy Mangin, Associate Lecturer of Theater and Communication.

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. This series features three lectures per academic year by a Wheaton College faculty member on one or more of the Wade Center authors. Dr. Christine Colón will present three lectures on Dorothy L. Sayers during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Christine Colón is Associate Professor of English at Wheaton College. She specializes in nineteenth-century English literature and has published articles on writers such as Jane Austen, the Brontës, Adelaide Procter, Wilkie Collins, and John Keats. She is the author of the introduction to the Valancourt edition of Joanna Baillie’s Gothic dramas (2007), and she has published a monograph entitled Joanna Baillie and the Art of Moral Influence (2009). In addition, she co-authored Singled Out: Why Celibacy Must be Reinvented in Today’s Church (2009). Her book Writing for the Masses: Dorothy L. Sayers and the Victorian Literary Tradition, which explores how Sayers’s interest in the Victorians permeates her ideas about the relationships among writers, readers, and a literary work, is under contract with Routledge and will be published in 2018.

The lectures will be held in the Marion E. Wade Center’s Bakke Auditorium and are free and open to the public. The Wade Center is located on northwest corner of Wheaton College’s campus on the corner of Washington St. and Lincoln Ave. in Wheaton. For more information, contact the Wade Center at 630.752.5908 or


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