Video Available | A Canticle for Leibowitz and the Monastic Figure in a Dystopian World

Video Available | A Canticle for Leibowitz and the Monastic Figure in a Dystopian World
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
12:00 - 1:15 PM CST
Zoom Forum
Keynote Address: Fr. Stephen Gregg, O. Cist.
Respondent: Katy Carl, Editor in Chief of Dappled Things
Avoiding excesses of both pietism and pessimism, Walter M. Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz has an enduring relevance. We were please to host a conversation about this classic of speculative fiction -- a novel that rhymes with many realities of 21st Century life.
Co-sponsored by Dappled Things.
First in our series of Conversations on the Catholic Imagination.

Stephen A. Gregg is a monk of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, in Texas. After undergraduate studies in classics and in medieval studies at the University of the South (Sewanee), he entered the Cistercian monastery in 2006. He completed a licentiate in patristic theology at the Patristic Institute Augustinianum in Rome and is now a doctoral candidate in the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas. At the University of Dallas and the Cistercian Preparatory School he has taught courses in English literature, grammar, music, Latin, philosophy, and theology.
Katy Carl is the author of As Earth Without Water, a novel scheduled for release from Wiseblood Books in August 2021. She is the editor in chief of Dappled Things, a magazine of ideas, art, and Catholic faith. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the National Catholic RegisterSt. Louis magazine, Evangelization & CultureGenealogies of ModernityBelle Ombre, and Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry, as well as in Wiseblood Books' re-release of Andrew McNabb's The Body of This and Ignatius Press's critical edition of Mansfield Park. among other publications.