Paige Reynolds, professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, will give a lecture titled "'the strong critical view': Catholic Practice, Modern Fiction, and the Irish Woman Writer." Reynolds will focus on the fiction of 20th-century Irish Catholic writers Kate O’Brien and Mary Lavin and will examine how these Irish women writers represent the practice of prayer. According to Reynolds, their work undermines the long-standing claim that literary modernism was categorically hostile toward or indifferent to religion.
This lecture is part of the initiative Catholics & Cultures and is one of the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity.
Monday, April 07
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