martes, 1 de marzo de 2016

Welcome to the "II International Conference on the Inklings: Death and Immortality in the Works of the Inklings"

 The study of the fantastic in literature has frequently been relegated to a secondary position within the field of academic research in Spain. This conference aims to break certain taboos and highlight the intrinsic literary, social and cultural qualities of such literature. In particular, we seek to elucidate the significance and influence of the literature written by the Inklings (J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams, among others). The thematic scope of this second edition will revolve around the topic of death and immortality in the works of the Inklings and other related writers, comparing and contrasting different standpoints. In the literature of the Inklings, this topic was approached from both Christian and pagan angles, and it is central both to The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia.

The conference includes plenary sessions, round-table discussions, panels with papers, screenings of films, book presentations and a guided tour to the medieval city of Vitoria. Keynote speakers include renowned international specialists in the field such as Dr. Guillermo Spirito (Theological Institute of Assis), Dr. Eduardo Segura (University of Granada), Dr. José Miguel Santamaría, Dra. Sara Molpeceres (University of Valladolid) and Dr. Miguel Ayerbe (University of the Basque Country).

Welcome then and feel free to participate, submit any comments you have: feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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