Battle of the Literary Masters: C.S. Lewis vs. J.R.R. Tolkien brings a lighthearted yet
scholarly debate about the authors to the Jack, Joseph and
Morton Mandel Humanities Center at Tri-C’s Eastern Campus.
The free event takes place 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in
the Simon and Rose Mandel Theatre, located at 4250 Richmond Road
in Highland Hills.
The intellectual bout features two academic heavyweights on the
works of Lewis and Tolkien.
In one corner sits Michael Ward, a senior research fellow at the
University of Oxford. He has been called “the foremost living
Lewis scholar” by The Times Literary Supplement,
Britain’s premier literary journal.
In the other will be Holly Ordway, an English professor at
Houston Baptist University. Her academic work focuses on
Tolkien, and she is in the midst of writing Tolkien’s Modern
Reading: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages.
The program is free, but registration is requested. Visit
to reserve a seat. Call 216-987-2361 for more information.
Tri-C opened the Mandel Humanities Center in 2015 to offer a
unique liberal arts learning environment focused on cultivating
the leaders of tomorrow in Northeast Ohio. It has become a
national model for engagement in the humanities.