Conference Schedule

Thursday, April 7

5:30-7:00 - Registration - Student Center Lobby
6:00-6:45 - Dinner - Fountain View Room, Student Center
7:00-8:00  - Plenary Address - Library Exhibit Area
“Christianity, Liberty, and 'A City Upon a Hill': Ronald Reagan's Faith-based Vision of America” - Dr. George Nash

Friday, April 8

8:00-9:00 - Registration - Student Center Lobby
8:00-9:00 - Breakfast served - Fountain View Room, Student Center
8:30-8:50 - Welcome and Devotion - Fountain View Room, Student Center
9:00-10:15 - Session I - Love and Other Miracles - Fountain View Room, Student Center
“The Miracle of Resurrection in Carlos Reygadas' Stellet Licht” - Rick Chamberlin, Lebanon Valley College
“The Miracle of the Exploding Cross: Saracens as English Heretics in The Siege of Milan” - Emily Leverett, Methodist University
“Lily, Luna and the Power of Love: How Kindness and Friendship Saved the Wizarding Worlds” - Tess Stockslager, Liberty University
10:15-10:30 - Break
10:30-11:45 - Session II - Faith, Doubt, and Skepticism - Fountain View Room, SC
 “Gonzalo's Garments: Skepticism and the Capacity for Wonder in Shakespeare's The Tempest” - William Tate, Covenant College
“The Mystery of Faith: Belief, Doubt and Revelation” - Chris Warrington, Nyack College
“From Death through Death: The Rebirth of Discourse in C. S. Lewis's Perelandra” - Kelly Hamren, Liberty University
11:45-1:00 - Lunch - Fountain View Room, Student Center
1:00-2:15 - Session III - Supernatural Representations of Evil in Literature-Based Films - Robertson Hall 326
“Parables of Supernatural Evil: The Vampire Myth in Literature and Film” - Andrew Quicke, Regent University
“Tolkien's One Ring: Gradual Prescriptive Corruption in Middle-earth” - Mark Keuthan, Regent University
“Sympathy for the Devil: Evil as an Illusion in The Devil's Advocate” - Andrew Rosbury, Regent University
2:15-2:30 - Break
2:30-3:45 - Session IV - Film and Spiritual Presence - Robertson Hall 326
“The Horrible Truth: Man as Monster in Pan's Labyrinth” - Peter Fraser, Regent University
“The Catholic Occult: Spiritual Warfare, Hollywood Style” - Melissa West, ECPI
“Carlotta was a Catholic, Too: the Altar Shots in Vertigo” - Cliff Foreman, Covenant College
3:30-3:45 - Break
4:00-5:00 - Optional: Teaching English Online - overview and discussion - Robertson Hall 326
5:30-6:30 - Dinner - Law Library Balcony
6:30-7:45 - Session V - Issues in Reading and Teaching Literature - Law Library Balcony
“Authorial Intention—Revisited” - Jim Wildeman, Covenant College
“Contemporary Fiction, the Christian College, and the Politics of Offense” - Charles Pastoor, John Brown University

Saturday, April 9

8:30-9:00 - Continental Breakfast available - Library Exhibit Area
9:00-10:15 - Session VI -God's Presence and Everyday Transformation - Library Exhibit Area
“Searching for the Supernatural Dwelling: Walker Percy's The Second Coming” - Rich Gray, Montreat College
“Experiencing the Mystery of God: A Christian Reading of James Wright's poem ‘Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota'” - Kevin Bezner, Belmont Abbey College
“Léopold Sédar Senghor and Martin Luther King, Jr.: Faith, Social Action, and the Prophetic Word” - John Marson Dunaway, Mercer University
10:15-10:30 - Break
10:30-11:45 - Session VII - Magical Realism and the Neobaroque- Library Exhibit Area
“Losing My Religion: Faith and the Supernatural in Gabriel García Márquez's ‘A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings.'” - Andrew Milacci, University of Maryland
“Mystical v. Magical Realism in Fray Angelico Chavez's Short Fiction” - Steve Pearson, University of Tennessee
“Greene/ing the Neobaroque: Reinventing Baroque Naturalism in Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory” - Tamar LeRoy, University of Houston
11:45 - Business meeting - Library Exhibit Area
Box lunch available on departure

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