Fonds 21.03 - Inklings Institute of Canada (IIC) fonds

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Inklings Institute of Canada (IIC) fonds

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4 posters

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Established in 2013, the Inklings Institute of Canada (IIC), led by faculty members in the Department of English and Creative Writing, is an interdisciplinary research effort that formalizes, strengthens and advances Trinity Western University’s contribution to international research on the works of the Oxford Inklings group—including C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, and J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as friends such as Dorothy L. Sayers, and their literary mentors, earlier writers such as George MacDonald and G.K. Chesterton. IIC encourages the advancement of Inklings scholarship through literary criticism and related collaborative research across the disciplines; investigates how these authors critiqued their own cultures and therefore help us to respond to our own historical/cultural context; promotes the publication of research and scholarship in peer-reviewed journals, books, and other suitable venues appropriate to the various disciplines; fosters undergraduate and graduate student involvement in such research and scholarship; seeks funding for Inklings research; contributes to the current return of religious language to public discourse—and does so within the campus, with associated members nationally and internationally, and with the general public.

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The fonds consists of posters promoting speaking events for the Inklings Institute of Canada (IIC).

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In 2019, TWU Library acquired the Dr. Hans and Colleen Kouwenberg C.S. Lewis and Friends Collections, envisioned as as a teaching resource to support scholarship, in particular the Inklings Institute of Canada, and enrich the broader Christian community, the donation consists predominately of the work of C.S. Lewis although it includes other Inklings’ members and fiction influencers; visit:

Information related to the establishment of the can be found in the Office of the Provost fonds, search "Inklings Institute of Canada".

Additional photographs related to the Inklings Institute of Canada can be searched using the respective key words in Collection 08 - Photograph Collection.

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Past IIC events:

  • (January 28-29, 2016) "Plant Narnia: C.S. Lewis and the Seven Heavens" and "C.S. Lewis and the Arts." Dr. Michael Ward.
  • (November 13, 2018) "George Grant: Canada's C.S. Lewis." Ron Dart.
  • (January 22, 2019) "Are Women Human? Dorothy L. Sayers." Jan Lermitte.
  • (January 30, 2020) “Dorothy L. Sayers on Work: ‘The Thing One Lives to Do.’" Professor Jan Lermitte.
  • (November 9, 2020) “Celebrating Creative Writing in Community.” Dr. Monika Hilder, English Dept. students Aurora Sarchet (alum) and Bret Van Den Brink.
  • (March 8, 2021) “Under the Moon’s Healing Influence: Women's Health in George MacDonald's Fairy Tales and Short Stories.” UBC Ph.D student Ms. Ariel Little with commentator UVIC Professor Dr. Lisa Surridge.
  • (August 24, 2021) “Dr. Hans & Colleen Kouwenberg Collection, C. S. Lewis and Friends.” Dr. Monika Hilder.
  • (October 21, 2021) “Media and Myth: The Inklings and the Digital World.” Dr. Kevin Schut.
  • (November 15, 2021) “Dorothy L. Sayers, ‘The Other Six Deadly Sins.’” Professor Jan Lermitte.
  • (January 24, 2022) "Roger Lancelyn Green: Orphaned Inkling.” Professor Ron Dart, UFV Faculty member & Inklings Institute Executive Advisor.
  • (March 21, 2022) Book talk, “Borderlands: The Art and Scholarship of Louise Imogen
    Guiney + Links with Tolkien, Politics, & the Heroic.” Drs. Holly Faith Nelson and Jonathan Nauman (Boston).
  • (September 21, 2022) Book launch, "Let's Talk Fairy Tales and Happily Ever After." Dr. Monika Hilder
    February 16, 2023: “Charles Williams and the Theology of Romantic Love” by Inklings scholars Laura Van Dyke and Stephen Dunning
  • (September 21, 2022) Book launch, "Let's Talk Fairy Tales and Happily Ever After." Dr. Monika Hilder
  • (October 1, 2022) Opening Reception of The Rev. Dr. Hans and Colleen Kouwenberg C.S. Lewis and Friends Collection
  • (October 19, 2022) “C.S. Lewis: Nordic Myth and Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung.” UFV Professor Ron Dart
  • (November 16, 2022) “C.S. Lewis & The Great Divorce.” TWU Alum and UBC Ph.D. student Richard Bergen
  • (January 19, 2023) “Chesterton’s Philosophy of Being in Wonder” by TWU alumnus Matthew Steem
  • (February 16, 2023) “Charles Williams and the Theology of Romantic Love” by Inklings scholars Laura Van Dyke and Stephen Dunning
  • (March 21, 2023) Table-read of Dorothy Sayers' celebrated drama "King of Sorrows", from her Lenten play cycle "The Main Born to be King".

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May 2022, tk

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