Tracking the Catholic Literary Tradition in the 21st Century with Dr. Randy Boyagoda
Thursday, 11 February 2016
3:00PM - 5:00PM
4th Floor, Klarchek Information Commons
Lake Shore Campus, LUC
This event is free and open to the public.
CCIH welcomes a man of letters, Dr. Randy Boyagoda, to Palm Court on Thursday, February 11th for a public lecture. The goal of this event is to explore the current state of the Catholic literary tradition and to situate the tradition as it is unfolding against other aesthetic and critical approaches to arts and fiction. Professor Boyagoda, who is a novelist, essayist, critic, and biographer, has titled his paper “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Flannery O’Connor: The Politics of Catholic Literature Today.” After he presents his remarks, four scholars will then briefly respond—LUC doctoral students Lydia Craig and Lyle Enright; and Professors Farrell O’Gorman (Belmont Abbey College, North Carolina) and Jasper Cragwall (LUC). The floor will then be open to all for what promises to be a rousing and substantive conversation.
Dr. Soharn Randy Boyagoda is Professor of English at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. He is best known for his novels Governor of the Northern Province (2006) Beggar's Feast (2011), and his biography Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square (2015).
For more information on this event, please contact Dr. Michael Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org).