Past Publication Luncheons

‌‌Invisibilia per visibilia: Roman Nuns, Art Patronage, and the Construction of Identity
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Dr. Marilyn Dunn is an associate professor in the Department of ‌‌Fine and Performing Arts and an associate faculty member of the Women's Studies and Gender Studies Program at Loyola University Chicago. In her article, "Invisibilia per visibilia: Roman Nuns, Art Patronage, and the Construction of Identity," Dunn examines how nuns engaged in art patronage in the churches they could not enter in order to construct identities that both subscribed to monasticism and challenged the constriction on enclosure.

The complete text can be found here.

Reprinted by permission of the Publishers from ‘Invisibilia per visibilia: Roman nuns, art patronage, and the construction of identity’, in Wives, Widows, Mistresses, and Nuns in Early Modern Italy, edited by Katherine A. McIver (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011), pp. 181–205. Copyright © 2011 More information from the publisher.

The Universality of a Christian Philosophy 
Monday, February 27, 2012 

Informal discussion with Dr. Adriaan Peperzak, Department of Philosophy, LUC, on a chapter from his book, Thinking about Thinking, which searches for the answers to numerous questions, such as to what extent is philosophy universal, and in what sense is or should philosophy be universal? Can a philosophy that is compatible with or integrated into Christian faith have a universal meaning? Does Christian faith hinder, stimulate, enrich, or diminish the truth or value of philosophies produced by Christians? Crown Center 116, Lake Shore Campus, LUC. By invitation and faculty request.

Interpreting the Theology of Creation: Binary Gender in Catholic Thought 
Thursday, February 2, 2012

Informal discussion with Dr. John McCarthy, Department of Theology, LUC, of his essay in the 2010 book, God, Sex, Science, Gender: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Ethics, which analyzes how faith and science can clarify our understanding of human sexuality, sexual diversity, gender theories, and Christian sexual ethics. Crown Center 116, Lake Shore Campus, LUC. By invitation and faculty request.

From Rational to Clinical Psychology:
Three Jesuit Universities
Monday, November 28, 2011 
An informal discussion with Fr. C. Kevin Gillespie, S. J., Associate Provost, Loyola University Chicago on chapter 4 of his 2001 book Psychology and American Catholicism: From Confession to Therapy? Crown Center
116, Lake Shore Campus, Loyola University Chicago. By invitation and faculty request.

More than Measurable Human Products:
Catholic Educators’ Responses to the Educational Measurement Movement 
in the First Half of the 20th Century 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Informal discussion with Dr. Ann Marie Ryan, School of Education, Loyola University Chicago, of her 2009 Catholic Education article. Crown Center 116, Lake Shore Campus, Loyola University Chicago. By invitation and faculty request.

Developing and Sustaining Leaders for Catholic Schools: 
A Summary of the Conference Proceedings of the 
Second Catholic Higher Education Collaborative Conference

Monday, February 7, 2011
Dr. Michael J. Boyle, Assistant Director at the Center for Catholic School Effectiveness and Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago, discusses his article published in a journal Catholic Education in September of 2010. By invitation and faculty request. Crown Center 116, LSC

The Black Hand:
Terror by Letter in Chicago 

January 26, 2011

Dr. Robert M. Lombardo, Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Loyola University Chicago, discusses chapter 6 form his 2010 book The Black Hand: Terror by Letter in ChicagoBy invitation and faculty request. Crown Center 116, LSC

George Bernanos and Francis Poulenc: 
Catholic Convergences in Dialogues of the Carmelites
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
by Fr. Mark Bosco, S.J., Departments of Theology and English. Faculty only. Crown Center 116, LSC

The Linebacker and the Nun 
Thursday, October 14, 2010 
Dr. Timothy Gilfoyle, Department of History, Loyola University Chicago

Natural Law and Ecological Responsibility:
Drawing on Thomistic Tradition
April 13th, 2010
William C. French, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Theology, Loyola University Chicago, discusses his 2008 University of St. Thomas Law Journal article.

Judaism and Catholic Prayer: 
A New Horizon for Liturgy 

January 26, 2010
Dr. Christine Athans, BVM, Professor Emerita, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, University of St. Thomas, (St. Paul, MN). Discussing her Winter 2008 New Theology article.

Gregory of Nyssa on the Reciprocity of the Virtues  
November 17, 2009  
Dr. Andrew Radde-Gallwitz, Assistant Professor, Department of Theology, Loyola University Chicago. Discussing his October 2007 Journal of Theological Studies article.

September 23, 2009
Dr. Theresa Gross-Diaz., Associate Professor, Department of History, Loyola University Chicago.  Discussing a chapter from her book, The Psalms of Gilbert of Poitiers.

March 16, 2009
Don Wycliff, Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, School of Communication, presents his U.S. Catholic article "A Few Steps Closer to the Promised Land."

February 3, 2009
Ann Harrington, B.V.M., Professor, Department of History, Director of Asian Studies, Loyola University Chicago presents her Catholic Historical Review article, "The First Women Religious in Japan: Mother Saint Mathilde Raclot and the French Connection."

Uncanny Christianity:
Rene Girard's Mimetic Theory
November 4, 2008

Dr. Andrew McKenna, Department of Modern Languages, Loyola University Chicago

The Elusive God:
Reorienting Religious Epistemology 

September 9, 2008
Dr. Paul MoserDept. of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago

Hearing Past the Pain:
Why White Catholic Theologians Need Black Theology
April 9th, 2008
Jon Nilson, Associate Professor of Theology at Loyola University Chicago

Catholic Identity and Anti-Semitism
in a Eulogy for Isabel ‘The Catholic’
January 28, 2008
Dr. John McManamon, S. J. Department of History, Loyola University Chicago

Appropriating Hopkins  
November 14, 2007

Dr. Frank Fennell, Department of English, Loyola University Chicago

The Necessity of Conscience and 
the Unspoken Ends of Medicine
September 18, 2007

Dr.  John J. Hardt, Institute, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago

Text and Context: 
The Passion of the Christ’ and Other Jesus Films 

April 2, 2007 
Dr. Peter Gilmour, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago

Spirituality and Religiousness: 
Differentiating the Diagnoses Through a Review of the Nursing Literature
February 28, 2007
Dr. Ann Solari-Twadell and Dr. Lisa Burkhardt School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago

The Intimate Francis Ford Coppola
November 1, 2006
Dr. Gene Phillips, S. J. Department of English, Loyola University Chicago

Spaces Shaped for Spiritual Reflection: 
Convent Architecture in Early Modern Rome
September 28, 2006
Dr. Marilyn Dunn Department of Fine Arts, Loyola University Chicago