Shining in Obscurity 2006
Rather than highlighting a specific, and rather well-known, literary figure, the 2006 series focused on re-discovering four novels by four “forgotten” authors: Kristin Lavransdatter, by Sigrid Undset; A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller, Jr.; The Diary of a Country Priest, by Georges Bernanos; and Lord of the World, by Robert Hugh Benson. Although each of these books had been considered a “classic” at one time, most of them were no longer studied in literature programs or read by the reading public and the authors themselves have fallen into obscurity. As part of its mission to promote the Catholic intellectual, moral and cultural tradition, the Center for Ethics & Culture wished readers in the Notre Dame community to rediscover – or perhaps even discover for the first time – these four novels and authors.
Watch Shining in Obscurity Videos
|Tuesday, October 24, 2006|
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
by Prof. Michael Foley, Baylor University
Monday, October 30, 2006
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
by Prof. Ralph Wood, Baylor University
|Tuesday, November 7, 2006|
Diary of a Country Priest, by Georges Bernanos
by Prof. Ralph McInerny, University of Notre Dame
|Tuesday, November 14, 2006|
Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
by Prof. David Solomon, University of Notre Dame