Paul Mariani, Ph.D., University Professor of English at Boston College, will present “How the Sacramental Imagination Works: The Impact of Gerard Manley Hopkins and Flannery O’Connor on Writing Today” at the Loyola/Notre Dame Library on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Ridley Auditorium. The event is part of the Contemporary Catholic Writers Series.
Born in Queens, N.Y, Mariani holds a Ph.D. from the City University of New York. He has taught in the English departments at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Mariani is the author of 16 books, including five biographies and six volumes of poetry. One biography, Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Life, was named one of the Washington Post’s Best Books of 2008.
Guests at the lecture can also visit an exhibit highlighting O’Connor’s ties to College of Notre Dame, her correspondence with Sr. Maura Eichner, SSND, and the scholarship of Sr. Kathleen Feeley, SSND. For more details on the exhibit please visit http://flanneryoconnor.lndlibrary.org.
The event is free, but space is limited. To reserve a free ticket, contact Alison Cody at email@example.com or 410-617-6835. The Loyola/Notre Dame Library is located at 200 Winston Ave. in Baltimore, Md. The lecture will be followed by a reception.
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