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J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis lecture topic at BYU Nov. 9

"The Ring and the Cross: Tolkien and Lewis" will be the lecture topic for Paul Kerry, associate professor of history at Brigham Young University, and Tim Slover, associate professor of theatre and media arts at the University of Utah, Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

The lecture is sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, and admission is free.

Kerry recently edited and contributed to "The Ring and the Cross: Christianity and The Lord of the Rings" (2011). He has researched in the history of European and transatlantic ideas and has published on Goethe, Schiller, Carlyle and Franklin and has a forthcoming book on German intellectual history. Kerry has held visiting fellowships at Cambridge and Princeton and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Slover’s publications include "The Christmas Chronicles" and "Joyful Noise." His plays have been produced off-Broadway and in professional regional and university theatres in the U.S., UK, and Canada, and his screenplay credits include "A More Perfect Union," which won a Cine Golden Eagle and was nominated for an Emmy. He has been the recipient of the Christopher Brian Wolk Award for Playwriting Excellence and a Hopwood Award for Best Play. Slover was appointed writer-in-residence at the Philadelphia Alumni Writers House at Franklin & Marshall College in 2006.

This lecture will be archived at For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or

Writer: Lee Simons

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