Michael Ward lecture at Sewanee, 26 March.
For those of you who could not attend, Michael's lecture was about "seven springs of scholarship" related to Lewis studies that are currently flowing. Now that I'm going over my notes, I find I have more than 7 things and one of them is a little garbled. So! I'll contact Michael for clarification. In the mean time, he did speak of the following:
1) The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis, which Ward has co-edited. Of course, he was speaking at the North American release of the book.
2) The Latin translation by C. S. Lewis of Virgil's Aeneid. This is a remarkable publication, being newly available original material by Lewis.
3) A new biography on Joy Davidman is soon to be released, and Michael said it is written by a woman who knows more about Joy Davidman than anyone else. E-notes has the following entry:
"A comprehensive biography of Joy Davidman, her life and works, is currently being written by New York City-based writer Abigail Santamaria; the book will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Spring 2011."
4) A new biography on Lewis is coming out, written by Anglican theologian Alister McGrath.
5) George Marsden, well-known Church Historian, is going to publish a book which is supposed to be a biography of Lewis's Mere Christianity. That sounds interesting.
6) An important collection of essays related to C. S. Lewis' thoughts about the Church has been published (last week), entitled C. S. Lewis and the Church: Essays in Honour of Walter Hooper, by Wolfe and Wolfe.
7) Michael has an important essay in a new book: Imaginative Apologetics: A Theology, Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition, edited by The Revd. Dr. Andrew Davison. In fact, it was from this essay that Michael spoke to us the rest of the time and it was very, very good material.
Dr. Peter Kreeft lecture at UTC, Thursday, 1 April.
Dr. Kreeft was the speaker at the annual C. S. Lewis Lecture here at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. He spoke on Lewis' concept of Joy and it was, of course, fabulous. It was a "standing room only" event. The lecture was recorded and I hope to soon have the thing digitalized and available for you here.