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ADEN 3500 Writers and the Catholic Imagination (Spring: 4 )


Course Description

Boston College's Jesuit Catholic tradition encourages students to "find God in all things." This course examines spiritual expression in a sample of modern and contemporary Catholic literature: short stories (1955-1965) by Flannery O'Connor, the memoir Redeemed (2008)by Heather King, the play Good People (2011) by David Lindsay-Abaire, and the essay collection The Thorny Grace of It (2013) by Brian Doyle. What is Catholic literature? How does it provide unique opportunities for reflection, even inspiration? How do art, spirituality, and human experience intersect? As students learn about Catholicism to better understand Catholic literature, they explore the themes, questions, and formal and linguistic literary techniques that inform the Catholic imagination.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Dustin Rutledge

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 28-Aug-14