McNeese State University will host a lecture by Dr. Louis Markos, an internationally recognized expert on J.R.R Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, on Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in the La Jeunesse Room. The event is open free to the public.
Titled “Rehabilitating the Virtues: Courage, Temperance, Wisdom and Justice in Narnia and Middle Earth,” Markos’ lecture explores how the powerful, fantastical settings and characters of Lewis and Tolkien’s iconic works effectively communicate and uphold genuine teachings on truth and goodness.
He is author of 22 novels, including “On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis” (2012) and “Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True and the Beautiful in the Writings of C.S. Lewis” (2012). Markos is currently a professor of English at Houston Baptist University, where he holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. He received his bachelor’s degree in English and history from Colgate University and his master’s degree and doctorate in English language and literature from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.
This lecture is part of the annual Joe and Lydia Cash Lecture Series in Literature and Culture established through an endowment with the McNeese Foundation and is also sponsored by the McNeese Department of English and Foreign Languages and Honors College.
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