posted by organizer: CSLewisNI || 532 views || tracked by 2 users: [display]

C.S. Lewis & Last Things 2024 : C.S. Lewis and Last Things: How the Writer of Narnia Saw the End of Our Story


When Nov 4, 2024 - Nov 4, 2024
Where Belfast, Northern Ireland
Submission Deadline Sep 4, 2024
Categories    literature   humanties   religion   english

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

C.S. Lewis and Last Things:
How the Writer of Narnia Saw the End of Our Story

4th November 2024

At Union Theological College
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Co-Sponsored by
The C.S. Lewis Institute Belfast
John Brown University


In The Sense of an Ending, literary critic Frank Kermode famously speaks of ‘our deep need for intelligible Ends’, saying that ‘We project ourselves [...] past the End, so as to see the structure whole, a thing we cannot do from our spot of time in the middle’. This one day public-facing symposium aims to examine C.S. Lewis’s vision(s) of last things, exploring his depictions of the end in works such as The Narnia Chronicles, The Cosmic Trilogy (or any of his fictional works), and to explore his sense of the end in his non-fiction: for example, in his essays, letters, or theological writings. We invite scholars at every career stage to engage with this broad topic from a variety of different and creative approaches to suit their own interests; and we invite them to consider—in a more general way— how Lewis’s talent for capturing abstract concepts in concrete, relatable terms might make him an especially capable guide in helping readers to make sense not merely of the end, but of the entirety of our story.

Call for Papers

We invite proposals of up to 250 words for 20-minute papers on some aspect of our topic. Submissions are welcome from scholars at every career stage, from early career researchers to well-established. Please include a brief bio with your submission.

Email Proposals to:

Curtis White at by 4th September 2024.

Related Resources

IEEE-Ei/Scopus-SGGEA 2024   2024 Asia Conference on Smart Grid, Green Energy and Applications (SGGEA 2024) -EI Compendex
TRS 2025   Transportation Research Symposium
GIFCon 2024   GIFCon 2024: Conjuring Creatures and Worlds
Social Sustainability 2025   Twenty-first International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability
ICCH 2024   2024 8th International Conference on Culture and History (ICCH 2024)
CCBDIOT 2024   2024 3rd International Conference on Computing, Big Data and Internet of Things (CCBDIOT 2024)
ISCMI 2024   2024 11th International Conference on Soft Computing & Machine Intelligence (ISCMI 2024)
ICHSS 2025   2025 11th International Conference on Humanity and Social Sciences (ICHSS 2025)
IEEE AIxVR 2024   IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence & extended and Virtual Reality