Call for Paper Submissions

Information Regarding Paper Presentations

We invite paper proposals on any topic related to C. S. Lewis and Friends (broadly defined)–Owen Barfield, G. K. Chesterton, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and others. We especially encourage papers and presentations that respond to the conference theme of “The Faithful Imagination,” that respond to papers from previous colloquiua, that expand the circle of “friends,” and that are the work of new scholars. Proposals should be 100-200 words in length and should anticipate a twenty-minute presentation time limit.

We also invite creative work—poetry, fiction, essay, drama, film, visual art, musical composition, etc. —that responds to or is influenced by these same authors.  Creative submissions should be a complete work, rather than a proposal. Please include your name, contact information, and a brief biography. 

Deadline for proposals is March 31, 2018. Please submit proposals by email, directly to the Lewis Center at 

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