The C. S. Lewis Society Update

1. Unpublished C.S. Lewis Manuscript Discovered:

According to Steven Beebe, Regents’ Professor at Texas State University, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien were involved in an incomplete book project, Language and Human Nature. “What is exciting,” said Beebe, “is that the manuscript includes some of Lewis’s best and most precise statements about the nature of language and meaning. Both Lewis and Tolkien wrote separately about language, communication, and meaning, but they published nothing collaboratively.” Professor Beebe claims to have discovered the first pages of the unpublished manuscript for the book in the Oxford University Bodleian Library, and his article, “Language and Human Nature Manuscript Fragment Found: C. S. Lewis On Language and Meaning,” will appear next year in the journal, Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review.

2. Articles, Books, and Debate Videos:
A selection of recommended publications of interest.

A. Articles:

B. Books:

C. Debate Videos:

3. Upcoming C.S. Lewis Society Events:

A. C.S. Lewis Society Bay Area Book and Film Club (See year-long schedule here)
Meets bi-weekly Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
The upcoming meeting will be held at:

4. Other Events:

A. "All Things Considered"
Sponsored by the New York C.S. Lewis Society, this seminar commemorates its 40th Anniversary.


When: August 7-9, 2009

Where: Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, Queens, NY


B. "2009 Summer Seminars-in-Residence at The Kilns"
Sponsored by C.S. Lewis Foundation


When: July 19-25, August 1-7, 2009

Where: The Kilns, Oxford, England


C. "C.S. Lewis on the Vital Signs of the Christian Life"
Sponsored by the Southern California C.S. Lewis Society


When: July 21-24, 2009

Where: Master Dolorosa Retreat Center, 7600 N. Sunnyside Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024


D. "The Theological Imagination of C.S. Lewis" and "The Ethics of Filmmaking"
Sponsored by Regent College


When: July 27-31, 2009

Where: Regent College, 5800 University Boulevard, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 2E4

Registration: Form

E. "The Company We Keep: Creativity & Community with C.S. Lewis & the Inklings"
Sponsored by C.S. Lewis Foundation


When: October 30 - November 1, 2009

Where: Camp Allen Retreat and Conference Center, Navasota, Texas



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