26 April 2008

Chesterton Conference

The 27th Annual G. K. Chesterton Conference - Orthodoxy Centennial

Just got my flier in the mail today. I know Ray has already posted on this, but I'm pretty jazzed about the conference this year since there will be two lectures I certainly don't want to miss (Pascal and Austen) and many lectures that I would hate to miss :) We are fortunate to have this FREE conference here each year. But, I'm wondering who gave Chesterton the afro.

From the Chesterton website (and flier):

June 12-14, 2008
O'Shaughnessy Education Center
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, Minnesota

A Chapter-by-Chapter Look at Chesterton’s masterpiece, Orthodoxy Plus Chesterton and Shakespeare, Chesterton and Pascal, Chesterton and Jane Austen!


Thursday, June 12
4:00–6:00 pm: Registration, Room Check-In
6:00 pm: Dinner

7:00 pm: Welcome

7:15 pm: Dale Ahlquist (President of the American Chesterton Society) “Introduction in Defense of Everything Else”

8:30 pm: David Zach
(Professional Futurist who has worked with over 1200 associations, corporations and colleges) “The Eternal Revolution: A Question of Progress”

Friday, June 13
8:00 am: Breakfast

9:00 am: Tom Martin (Professor of Philosophy at University of Nebraska-Kearney and Editor of The Examined Life) “The Maniac: Especially, Nietzsche”

10:30 am: Sean Dailey (Editor-in-Chief of Gilbert Magazine) “The Suicide of Thought: Intellectual Helplessness”

12:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm: Jennifer Overkamp (Doctoral candidate in English literature at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Instructor at Saint Gregory the Great Seminary, Seward, Nebraska) “The Ethics of Elfland: Fairy Tale Philosophy in a Gift Universe”

2:30 pm: Ross Arnold (President of Ross Arnold and Associates
and Teacher at University Presbyterian Church, Seattle, Washington) “The Paradoxes of Christianity: The Danger of Not Paying Attention”

4:00 pm: James Woodruff (Teacher of Mathematics at Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts) “Chesterton and Pascal: Not All Mathematicians Go Mad”

6:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm: Joseph Pearce (Author of biographies of Chesterton, Belloc, Tolkien, Solzhenitsyn, Wilde and the newly released The Quest for Shakespeare) “The Orthodoxy of Shakespeare”

8:30 pm: Dwight Longenecker (Chaplain of St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Greenville, South Carolina, and author of 10 books, including Adventures in Orthodoxy) “The Romance of Orthodoxy: Why Heresy is Dull and Deadly”

Saturday, June 14
8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am: Geir Hasnes (Bibliographer Extraordinaire and Norway’s Official Ambassador to Chestertondom) “The Flag of the World: Loyalty to Life”

10:30 am: William Oddie (Former Editor of England’s Catholic Herald and author of the forthcoming The Making of GKC: Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy, 1874-1908to be published in November by Oxford University Press)“Authority and the Adventurer: Landmarks on the Road to Orthodoxy”

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm: Sara Bowen (Columnist for Gilbert Magazine, and former board member of the American Chesterton Society and the Jane Austen Society of North America) “Sense and Orthodoxy: Jane Austen and Chesterton”

2:30 pm Small Group Seminars and Discussion

4:00 pm: Scott Richert (Executive Editor of Chronicles: The Magazine of American Culture) “It Is Not Good for God to Be Alone: Orthodoxy vs. Islam”

5:30 pm Mass

7:00 pm Closing Banquet

8:00 pm Traditions: Jokes, Toasts, Readings, Clerihews

This Schedule is subject to change, but so is everything else.

This conference is presented by The American Chesterton Society and the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas


Ray from MN said...

I'll be there for much of it. This will be my third year.

I have my uncracked copy of Orthodoxy in front of me right now. I've got to read it in the next 40 days. My blogging will be light, I imagine.

Anonymous said...

Dear Swiss Miss,

Jane Austen and Chesterton together! Wow. I going and bringing my fifteen year old daughter too. She loves Auntie Jane.