14th Annual Ellen S. Hurwitz Lecture to Explore "C.S. Lewis: Then and Now... and Hereafter"
May 1, 2014
Reading, Pa. – James Como, Ph.D.,
professor emeritus of rhetoric and public communication at York College, City
University of New York, will present Albright College’s 14th annual Ellen
S. Hurwitz Presidential Lecture on Faith, Reason and the Imagination on Thursday, May 8. The lecture, “C.S. Lewis: Then and Now… and Hereafter,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the College’s Memorial
Chapel. It is free and open to the public.
founding member of the New York C. S. Lewis Society, Como has written three
books on Lewis: Why I Believe Narnia:
Thirty-three Essays and Reviews on the Life and Work of C. S. Lewis; Branches to Heaven: The Geniuses of C. S.
Lewis; and Remembering C. S. Lewis.
Como also has published numerous journal articles on Lewis and has been an
on-air commentator for PBS on “The Question of God,” for The Hallmark Channel
on “Beyond Narnia,” for the BBC’s “De-coding Narnia,” and for Day of
Discovery’s “C. S. Lewis: The Reluctant Convert.”
credentialed foreign journalist, Como covered the landmark Peruvian elections
of 1990 for the National Review and,
more recently, published “Letter from Lima” in The New Criterion. Widely traveled as a communication
consultant, he has counseled a broad diversity of people within a wide range of
settings. His essay “The Salon: Restoring Conversation” will appear in the
summer issue of the journal Arion.
Como joined the faculty of CUNY, where he founded the
speech discipline and chaired the Department of Performing and Fine Arts. He
holds advanced degrees in medieval English literature from Fordham University,
in public and group communication from Queens College, and in language,
literature and rhetoric from Columbia University.
The Ellen S. Hurwitz
Presidential Lecture Series on Faith, Reason and the Imagination was
established in honor of Albright’s 12th president. The series, which
focuses on both faith and spirit, invites world-class leaders to Albright to
foster conversations across the many faith traditions at the College,
connecting learning, creativity and the cosmic picture.
Memorial Chapel is located on the
Albright College campus at 13th & Union streets, Reading.
Founded in 1856, Albright
College is a selective, national liberal arts college enrolling 1,700 full-time
undergraduates and more than 800 adult learners and graduate students. The
College’s flexible interdisciplinary curriculum, strengthened by a close-knit
residential learning environment, encourages students to combine majors and
disciplines to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty
mentorship, numerous experiential learning options, and a diverse, supportive
community of scholars and learners help students exceed their own expectations
and graduate with a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning. Albright
College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania.
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