The Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature Conference Schedule


THURSDAY EVENING, SEPT. 19

 

Madrigal performance of Italian Renaissance music

7:30 PM – Belin Chapel


FRIDAY, SEPT. 20

Session A: 8:00-9:15 AM

 
Concurrent Session 1: Systems of Virtue
Dillon II (Hinton 135)
Moderator: Janelle Aijian, Biola University
The Virtue of Silence: Ethics and Quietude in the Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Timothy E. G. Bartel, Houston Baptist University
Charity Begins at Home: Systems of Domestic and Theological Virtue in Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market
Julia Yost, Yale University

 

Session B: 9:30-11:00 AM (Extended)

 
Concurrent Session 1: Systems of Virtue
Dillon II (Hinton 135)
Moderator: Philip Irving Mitchell, Dallas Baptist University
Virtuous Ambiguity
Micah Mattix, Houston Baptist University
'A knowledge so intimate of his goodness': Aristotelian Representations of Virtue in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility
Heidi Seelke, Baylor University
‘I’m Being Unselfish’: C.S. Lewis on Charity versus Unselfishness
Toby F. Coley, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
 
Concurrent Session 2: Shakespeare
Dunham Bible Museum Lyceum
Moderator: Micah Snell, Houston Baptist University
Misplaced Faith and the Spirit of Hamlet
Alicia O’Neill, Blinn College
Iris Murdoch’s Theory of Virtue in The Black Prince: Hamlet’s Great Sacrifice
Scott Thompson, University of Colorado, Denver
Faith, Wisdom, and the Captains of Men: Discerning Shakespeare’s Henry Monmouth Through the Book of Joshua
Moryam VanOpstal, University of Dallas
 
Concurrent Session 3: Medieval and Renaissance
Atwood II, 202
Moderator: Stephen Barnes, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
"The Unity of the Transcendentals in Canto 10 of Dante's Purgatorio."
Philip Donnelly, Baylor University
 ‘Pacience is a poynt’: Virtue as Form in Patience
Matt Brumit, University of Dallas
Three Women Wheeling: Motion in The Divine Comedy
Marilyn Leider, independent scholar
 

Session C: 11:15 AM-12:45 PM (Extended)

 
Concurrent Session 1: Shakespeare
Dillon II (Hinton 135)
Moderator: Doug Jackson, Logsdon Seminary / South Texas School of Christian Studies
When the Good Bleed: Justice and Tragic Sacrifice in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
Cory Grewell, Patrick Henry College
Petruchio’s Paper Crown: Marital Roles in The Taming of the Shrew
Francis Fast, University of Dallas
‘Fair encounter of two most rare affections’: The Reigning Grace of Shakespeare’s Romances
Micah Snell, Houston Baptist University
 
Concurrent Session 2: 18th-19th C British
Atwood II, 202
Moderator: Evan Getz, Houston Baptist University
Virtue in an Age of Secularization: William Cowper, Evangelical Poetics, and the Dawn of a New Era
Samuel Joeckel, Palm Beach Atlantic University
The Spirit and the Letter: Redemption in William Blake’s The Book of Urizen
Corbin Lockmiller, University of Texas, Arlington
"Too Subtle to be Understood, too Obvious to be Believed": Fancy and Imagination in Coleridge's Biographia Literaria
Stephen Barnes, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
 
Concurrent Session  3: 20th C
Dunham Bible Museum Lyceum
Moderator: Marilyn Leider, independent scholar
‘Expecting the World to Make Sense’: The Narratibility of Moral Choice in Martin Amis’s Time’s Arrow
Nicole Iverson, University of Texas at Austin
Virtue in The Great Gatsby
Doni M. Wilson, Houston Baptist University
 

Lunch on your own

 

Session D: 2:15-3:30 PM

 
Concurrent Session 1: Systems of Virtue
Dillon II (Hinton 135)
Moderator: Jon Crutchfield, Houston Baptist University
Recovering Our Virtue: Does Dickens Succeed in Overcoming the Fact/Value Split in Hard Times?
Nancy Pearcey, Houston Baptist University
‘Unless a Kernel of Wheat Falls to the Ground and Dies’: The Costly Virtue of Sacrifice
Shanti Thomas, MidAmerica Nazarene University
 
Concurrent Session 2: 20th C
Dunham Bible Museum Lyceum
Moderator: Marilyn Leider, independent scholar
Humility, Grace, and the Virtue of Hope in Venedikt Erofeev and Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Julianna Leachman, University of Texas at Austin
Marriage and Virtue in the Work of Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Kent Feuerborn, University of Dallas
 
Concurrent Session 3: 17th-18th C British
Atwood II, 202
Moderator: Jeff Green, Houston Baptist University
Milton’s Paradise Lost and Caritas
Emily Speller, Houston Baptist University
Creating faithful readers: Milton and Paradise Lost
Neil Johnston, Louisiana College
 

Session E (Extended): 3:45-5:15 PM

 
Concurrent Session 1: 20th C            
Atwood II, 202
Moderator: Carolyn DeGregory, Houston Baptist University
 ‘Bound on his honor’: Simon Darre’s Temperance and Charity in Kristin Lavransdatter
Joshua Boyd, Baylor University
Coping with a Loveless Marriage in Hedda Gabler: A Study of Courage in Ibsen’s Female Characters
Jessa Parette Eldridge, John Brown University
‘The Pure in Heart Shall See God’: Naaman the Leper and Stephen Noel’s ‘The River Jericho’
Jordan Carson, Baylor University
 
Concurrent Session  2: 18th-19th C British
Dunham Bible Museum Lyceum
Moderator: Shanti Thomas, MidAmerica Nazarene University
 ‘Not for their exemption from fault’: Oliver Goldsmith’s Flawed Yet Virtuous Vicar of Wakefield
Bethany Getz, Houston Baptist University
Teaching Virtue in Anne Brontë’s Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Mimosa Stephenson, University of Texas at Brownsville
Rousseau on History, Natural Virtue, and the Unity of Man and Citizen
Emily Katherine Ahrens, University of Dallas
 
Concurrent Session  3: Inklings
Dillon II (Hinton 135)
Moderator:  David Davis, Houston Baptist University
Martialling Virtue: An Orthodox Reading of Mythopoeic Virtue as Attunement in The Lord of the Rings and the Iliad
Reno Lauro, independent scholar
‘Skillfully broken and spread wide to let out the glory’: George MacDonald’s ‘The Day Boy and the Night Girl’
Jon Kara Shields, Yale University
 

Dinner: 6:00 PM – McNair Hall

Keynote: Dr Michael Ward
7:30 PM – Belin Chapel

 

SATURDAY

Session A (Extended): 8:00-9:30 AM

 
Concurrent Session  1: Inklings
Atwood II, 202
Moderator: Jessica Hooten Wilson, John Brown University
Questioning the Virtues in C.S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy (Panel)
Kelsey Belcher, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; Jase Sutton, Hardin-Simmons University; Emma Lyle, Hardin-Simmons University; Zoe Foster, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; Jack O’Briant, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
 
Concurrent Session  2: Original Creative Work
Dunham Bible Museum Lyceum
Moderator: Toby F. Coley, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Original Poetry
Nate Hansen, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; Janet McCann, Texas A&M
Original Children’s Fiction
Amy Garcia
 
Concurrent Session 3: Medieval and Renaissance
Dillon II (Hinton 135)
Moderator: Cory Grewell, Patrick Henry College
Teaching the Four Cardinal Virtues Through Edmund Spenser’s Britomart
Jennifer Newton, California Baptist University
‘Give the king your justice, O God’: Divine and Earthly Justice in Two Renaissance Plays
Rachel M. De Smith, Baylor University
Empathy as a Prerequisite for Virtue in Chaucer’s Book of the Duchess
Rachel Shunk, University of Dallas
 

Session B (Extended): 9:45-11:15 AM

 
Concurrent Session  1: Inklings
Dunham Bible Museum Lyceum
Moderator: Toby F. Coley, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Ransom as a Model of Magnanimity in Perelandra
Laura A. Smit, Calvin College
The Significance of Words in Lewis’s Space Trilogy
Jessica Hooten Wilson, John Brown University
 
Concurrent Session  2: 18th-19th C British
Atwood II, 202
Moderator: Kimberly Roberts, Houston Baptist University
The Beauty of Domestic Charity in Bleak House
Tiffany Niebuhr, University of Dallas
Hero of Romance and Realism: The Mythological and Modern-Day Chivalry of Nicholas Nickelby
Chris Dickinson, independent scholar
Princess Power: The Emergence of Melodrama in the Dramatic Revision of Sara Crewe
Jeremy Neill, Houston Baptist University
 
Concurrent Session 3: Systems of Virtue
Dillon II (Hinton 135)
Moderator: Mimosa Stephenson, University of Texas at Brownsville
‘Are you good men and true?’: The Necessity of Mirth in the Good Life
David J. Davis, Houston Baptist University
Glimpsing the Manifestation of Eternal Divine Love: Psalm 136
Nicholas Werse, Baylor University
Yes, Hawthorne Is Still Relevant: Spiritual Leadership Theory Foreshadowed in ‘The Great Stone Face’
John N. Davis and Tim Chandler, Hardin-Simmons University
 

Session C: (Extended) 11:30-1:00 PM

 
Concurrent Session  1: Systems of Virtue
Dillon II (Hinton 135)
Moderator: Sydney Smith, Houston Baptist University
Sloth in Pascal’s Pensees and Sartre’s Nausea
Janelle Aijian, Biola University
Postmodern Hope
Lynne Walhout Hinojosa, Baylor University
‘There and Back Again,’ or ‘The End of All Things’: Flannery O’Connor’s Sacramental Proposal for Racial Reconciliation in ‘The Artificial Nigger’
Nathaniel Jung-Chul Lee, Baylor University
 
 Concurrent Session  2: Inklings
Atwood II, 202
Moderator: Karise Gililland, Houston Baptist University
The Virtue of the Literary Historian: The Tensions in C.S. Lewis’s Theory and Practice
Philip Irving Mitchell, Dallas Baptist University
Fortitude Takes Precedence: the Power of Art to Produce Courage in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit
Doug Jackson and Becky Jackson, Logsdon Seminary / South Texas School of Christian Studies
The Eighth Virtue: Mythopoeic Stealing
Jeremy Larson, Baylor University
 
Concurrent Session  3: American
Dunham Bible Museum Lyceum
Moderator: Jessa Parette Eldridge, John Brown University
‘De Profundis Clamavi!’: Racism and Spiritual Egalitarianism in the Work of Mary Virginia Terhune
Sara Frear, Houston Baptist University
A Gluttonous and Feathery Virtue: Emily Dickinson and Hope
Rachel Pietka, Baylor University
The Virtuous Woman: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Agnes of Sorrento
Jeannie Gauthier, Louisiana College