*Readers might recall that I organize discussions at Loyola around topics in CST. V&R Chapters 2 & 3 rely on papal moral reflection to examine the fashion industry. For those close to Loyola who wish to join the autumn discussion, here is the information. Hope some local readers can make it.
Committee on Catholic Social Thought Fall 2017:
Dorothy Sayers’s Gaudy Night
A thriller for your autumn nights! Psychologically and philosophically rich, crime novel Gaudy Night dates to 1935 and includes Sayers’s much loved characters, Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Wimsey. Set in an Oxford College, the two sleuths try to forestall murder.
This semester Loyola’s Committee on Catholic Social Thought focuses on the Catholic novelist and Christian apologist, Dorothy Sayers. For those interested in Dante, her translation of the Divine Comedy is beautifully crafted and read aloud puts other translations in the shade.
Our three varied lunchtime discussions are:
Monday September 25th Brian Murray of Loyola’s Writing Department will situate Sayers inside England’s twentieth century literary scene.
Dr. Murray will kick off the discussion at noon in Room 114 College Center (right behind the Starbucks!).
Friday October 27th Sue Abromaitas of Loyola’s English Department will pull out a few discussion points from Gaudy Night and guide our appreciation of the literary character of the novel.
Dr. Abromaitas’s discussion begins at noon in Room 114 College Center.
Monday November 12th Margaret Hughes of the Philosophy Department at College of Mount St. Vincent (New York) will highlight some of the philosophical and theological ideas structuring Gaudy Night.
Dr. Hughes’s discussion begins at noon in Room 114 College Center.
The Committee will get a copy of the novel to each participant.
Lunch is served and all are welcome to join in the broad, open, and convivial discussions that are the hallmark of the luncheons sponsored by Loyola’s Committee on Catholic Social Thought. http://www.loyola.edu/department/ccst/events
Should you have questions, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Graham McAleer
Department of Philosophy