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2014 C.S. Lewis Summer Conference, July 21-31, 2014, Oxford & Cambridge, England


We’ve extended the deadline to submit abstracts to March 17, 2014.

Description

The Academic Roundtable at the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute – Oxbridge, July 21-31, 2013, will be a community of interdisciplinary scholarly engagement and discussion within the broader context of the Institute theme, Reclaiming the Virtues: Human Flourishing in the 21st Century.

Faculty from diverse disciplines will share their papers with each other, offering insights and critical comments from their respective vantage points. After each presentation there will be a brief time of discussion prompted by the other members of the Roundtable. Each member of the Roundtable is expected to participate in each session and fully engage in the discussion.

All papers, limited to a 20 minute presentation time, shall be scholarly in nature with the author’s unique thesis clearly set within the context of existing scholarship on the subject matter.

Each particular Roundtable group will be limited to twelve scholars. Each session of the Academic Roundtable will also feature small-group interchange with at least one of the Summer Institute’s plenary speakers.

Participants in the Academic Roundtable will be responsible to cover the Summer Institute Registration Fee, Program Fee, room and board, and transportation. To assist with these expenses, in addition to any Faculty Development funds these participants may secure from their respective institutions, the Summer Institute makes available modest faculty scholarships as well as work-study funds.

Faculty whose paper proposals are accepted will be expected to attend all ten days of the Summer Institute and participate in all scheduled sessions of the Academic Roundtable.


Call for Papers

Academics are invited to apply for participation in the Academic Roundtable, a program element of the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute – “Oxbridge 2014.”

The Institute will take place in the cities and Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, England, from July 21-31, 2014. The theme of the conference is “Reclaiming the Virtues: Human Flourishing in the 21st Century.”

The Institute will feature two internationally recognized plenary speakers each morning, followed by afternoon seminars, workshops, and the Academic Roundtable. Each evening will be devoted to a rich menu of artistic events: theatre, a modern dance program, choral and orchestral music. Finally, Christian worship is a prominent feature of the Summer Institute.

The Academic Roundtable, part of Oxbridge 2014, will be a smaller, ten-day community of interdisciplinary scholarly engagement, which will take place during the afternoons of the Institute.

Faculty from diverse disciplines will share their papers with each other, offering insights and critical comments from their respective vantage points. Each session of the Academic Roundtable will also feature small group interchange with at least one of the Summer Institute’s plenary speakers.

All paper proposals submitted for selection must engage the theme of Oxbridge 2014, but may do so from any disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective. Papers coming from the domain of Lewis or “Inklings” studies are welcome. Papers reflective of the tradition of Christian engagement of the culture or the academy will be especially welcome.

Paper presentations must not exceed 20 minutes. Please submit by email, as attached Microsoft Word documents, the following: [a] a 300 word abstract detailing the paper, clearly describing the paper’s relationship to the Summer Institute theme; and [b] a 2 page CV, including complete contact information.  Acknowledgement will be made by email.

Deadline for proposal submission: March 17, 2014

Faculty whose paper proposals are accepted will be expected to attend all ten days of the Summer Institute and participate in all scheduled sessions of the Academic Roundtable.

For more information, please visit the conference webpage.

Contact: Scott B. Key, Ph.D., Dir. Academic Roundtable, C.S. Lewis Foundation

roundtable@cslewis.org | www.cslewis.org/roundtable

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