Correcting One or Two False Notions: Reading Surprised by Joy as a Counternarrative

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This article asks why C.S. Lewis spent so much of his autobiography, Surprised by Joy, detailing his life as a public school student in Edwardian England, it and posits that Lewis’s focus on that time period intentionally provides a universal, encouraging counternarrative to the stifling expectations of any historical and cultural context.

Author Biography

Carrie Birmingham, Pepperdine University

Carrie Birmingham is interested in the moral and spiritual implications and foundations of teaching and learning. This interest led her to C.S. Lewis’s work on education and his own educational experience. She is an associate professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, where she teaches courses in teaching methodology and educational theory.

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2024-02-02

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