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    See attachment and content below. Ted Sherman The Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture First Oxford Conference 12 to 15 August 2004 LANDSCAPES WITH ANGELS
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      Ted Sherman



      The Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture
      First Oxford Conference
      12 to 15 August 2004
      LANDSCAPES WITH ANGELS
      Fantasy, Children's Literature and the Spiritual Role of the Imagination at Christ Church, Oxford
      and the Newman Room of the Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy

      At the beginning of the new millennium, the future of Christian culture passes by way of the imagination
      The popularity of the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter speaks for itself. Fantasy literature (and by extension film) has become a vital cultural force shaping an uncertain future. Without their being aware of it, the rising generation is receiving its metaphysical and moral formation through the imaginative exploration of 'other worlds'. In the historic setting of Oxford's largest college, we set out to analyse and discuss the various trends in fantasy and children's literature, a genre deeply rooted in British culture. Now fantasy attracts a growing adult audience, hungry for the type of questions that other modern literary forms have ceased to address.
      'I left the fairy tales lying on the floor of the nursery, and I have not found any books so sensible since' - G.K. Chesterton

      LĂ©onie Caldecott on Spiritual Combat in Popular Culture
      Stratford Caldecott on Tolkien's Elvish England
      Owen Dudley Edwards on the Celtic Fairy-World
      Vigen Guroian on Peter Pan and Mowgli
      Tom Howard on Towers and Wardrobes
      Sarah Johnson on Pullman and the Anti-Inklings
      Dwight Longenecker on the Way of the Hero
      Francesca Murphy on Christian Storytelling
      Theodore J. Sherman on Mythopoeia and Harry Potter
      Carol Zaleski on Faith Seeking Understanding through Fantasy
      Banquet in Christ Church Great Hall with special guest, Dr Barbara Reynolds
      Plus Inklings Tour of Oxford with Walter Hooper

      Details on www.secondspring.co.uk/fantasy
      For information on schedule and fees, please write to Conference Information,
      Chesterton Institute, 6a King Street, Oxford OX2 6DF (tel. 01875 552 154)

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      Dr. Theodore James Sherman, Editor
      Mythlore: A Journal of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature
      Associate Professor of English
      Box X041, Middle Tennessee State University
      Murfreesboro, TN 37132
      615 898-2653
      tsherman@...
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