College of Arts and Sciences

Catholic Literature and Film; Incarnational Love & Suffering  

Catholic Literature and FilmThe Catholic Studies program at Seton Hall University proudly presents Catholic Literature and Film: Incarnational Love and Suffering, a book discussion with Dr. Nancy Enright on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge, University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

About The Event
In this talk, Dr. Enright will discuss her new book, Catholic Literature and Film: Incarnational Love and Suffering (Lexington Books, 2016), which explores six literary works dealing with Catholic themes and the film versions of these works. Her analysis reveals the incarnational, sacramental view present in the texts, which can also be seen in their film versions. She demonstrates how Catholic—and indeed any Christian—interpretations of literature or film or any other art form is rooted in an iconic and sacramental understanding of imagery as a means of conveying the sacred. Catholic spirituality lends itself to this sort of approach, she argues, as it is deeply rooted in the ability to see sacred things through physical means.

About the Author
Nancy Enright, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of English and Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University and Coordinator of its signature course, Journey of Transformation. Her research interests focus on the connections between literature and theology. Her other book, Community: A Reader for Writers, has just been published as part of the series Read, Write, Oxford by Oxford University Press.

About Catholic Studies
The Catholic Studies program at Seton Hall offers an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum for students of any creed who are interested in deepening their knowledge of Catholicism's rich intellectual tradition and living heritage. Combining the study of history, philosophy, theology, literature, art, sociology, and other disciplines, Catholic Studies focuses on the church's dialogue with culture and encounter with the world. Students interested in Catholic Studies have the option to pursue a major, minor, or certificate that complements and enhances the university's other degree programs and fields of study.

For more information, please contact Gloria Aroneo at [email protected] or (973)-275-2808