The lecture focuses on the Jesuit poet the Rev. Gerard Manley Hopkins’ life, works and teachings on the possibilities of the Catholic imagination. Mariani, who recently wrote a biography about Fr. Hopkins, will demonstrate why this priest and poet matters and relates to today’s generation.
Since 2000, Mariani has been a professor of English at Boston College, and also taught at University of Massachusetts from 1968 to 2000. He also has been awarded fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment for the Humanities and The National Endowment for the Arts.
Speaker(s): Dr. Paul Mariani
Date: October 29, 2009
Location: Scanlan Room, Jerabeck Center
Length: 66 mins