Department of Communication to host C.S. Lewis distinguished lectures

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
March 5, 2018

SAN MARCOS – The Department of Communication at Texas State University will host a series of lectures on C.S. Lewis March 22, April 5 and April 19.

C. S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity and The Great Divorce, remains one of the most popular authors of the 20th century. The lecture series features three prominent Lewis scholars who approach Lewis as communicator.

The lectures are free and open to the public. Parking is available at the LBJ Student Center Parking Garage or the Edward Gary Parking Garage for the Performing Arts Center.

“Each of these three lectures about a brilliant communicator are not to be missed,” said Erik Timmerman, chair of the Department of Communication Studies.

Michael Ward, an internationally recognized scholar from Oxford University, will present “C.S. Lewis: Reason and Imagination” at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22 in the LBJ Student Center, room 3-3.1. Ward is the author and editor of numerous books including Planet Narnia and The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis.

Andrew Lazo, a prominent Lewis scholar and author and editor of several Lewis articles and books, including a recently published early draft of Lewis’s autobiography, will speak at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5 in the LBJ Student Center, room 3-7.1 The title of Lazo’s presentation is "C.S. Lewis and the Myth of Love."

Steven Beebe, University Distinguished Professor and Texas State University System Regents Professor at Texas State, will present "C.S. Lewis: Professor of Communication." Beebe has written several articles about Lewis and teaches a course at Oxford University about Lewis and communication. Beebe will speak at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19 in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, part of the College of Fine Arts and Communication Dean’s Seminar presentation series.

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 184,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.