Thursday, April 24, 2008
The English Catholic Novel Today: Alive and Well
On Wednesday evening, April 23, 2008, the Center sponsored a lecture by Notre Dame’s own Marian Crowe, “The English Catholic Novel Today: Alive and Well.” In front of an enthusiastic audience in the Hesburgh Center for Peace Studies, Dr. Crowe developed themes from her recently published book, Aiming at Heaven, Getting the Earth: the English Catholic Novel Today (Lexington Books, 2007). In the novels of Alice Thomas Ellis, David Lodge, Sara Maitland, and Piers Paul Read, Dr. Crowe argued, we find a rich sampling of possibilities for the Catholic novel in the post-Vatican II world. After the lecture Dr. Crowe greeted her audience at a reception in the Great Hall of the Hesburgh Center.