Publication Luncheons

These informal meetings celebrate a recent publication by a Loyola University Chicago faculty author, exploring its link to Catholic intellectual and artistic thought.

Upcoming Luncheons 

An Informal Conversation with Iconographer Fr. William Hart McNichols
Thursday, 10 September 2015
11:30AM - 12:45PM ~ Cuneo Hall, Room 425
Fr. McNichols will talk about the creation of the icon The New Pentecost of Viriditas, which he 'wrote' for Loyola University Chicago. Please join us!

Past Luncheons

The Meaning and Impact of a Service Immersion: A Pilgrimage of Nursing Students Serving the Sick in Lourdes, France—Research Presentation
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
11:30a.m.–12:45p.m., Cuneo Hall, Room 417
Presenter: Dr. P. Ann Solari-Twadell
Students from the School of Nursing have been serving those who come to participate in the religious rituals offered through the Roman Catholic shrine in Lourdes, France since 2009. The purpose of this presentation is to explore the impact of the Lourdes Service Immersion on nursing students’ daily spiritual practices, as well as identify the nature of the personal change experienced by each student through participation in the Lourdes Service Immersion. In addition, this study is designed to investigate if the student’s vision of delivering nursing care has changed because of this service immersion experience. This research will be presented by Dr. P. Ann Solari-Twadell, faculty member in the Niehoff School of Nursing, LUC. The co-investigators of this research project are: Dr. William Schmidt, Institute of Pastoral Studies; Dr. Dawn Overstreet, EVOKE (at the time of the research study); and Fr Justin Daffron PhD, Development.

A Conversation with George Drance, S.J. (Teilhard de Chardin Fellow in Catholic Studies, CCIH)
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
11:30a.m.–12:45p.m., Cuneo Hall, Room 425
This will be an informal discussion with George Drance, S.J., the inaugural holder of the Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Fellowship in Catholic Studies at the Hank Cetner for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage. Fr. Drance is the artist-in-residence in the Department of Theater at Fordham University in New York. More information on this event will be coming soon.

Hanging (onto) Words: Language, Religion, and Spirituality in Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale 
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Informal discussion with Dr. Michael P. Murphy, Director of Catholic Studies Program, LUC, on his essay that was published in the 2012 book, Critical Insights: Margaret Atwood.

Invisibilia per visibilia: Roman Nuns, Art Patronage, and the Construction of Identity
Thursday, November 15, 2012 
‌Dr. Dunn is an associate professor in the Department of ‌Fine and Performing Arts and an associate faculty member of the Women's Studies and Gender Studies Program at Loyola University Chicago.  In her article, Invisibilia per visibilia: Roman Nuns, Art Patronage, and the Construction of Identity, Dunn examines how nuns engaged in art patronage in the churches they could not enter in order to construct identities that both subscribed to monasticism and challenged the constriction on enclosure.

The complete text could be found here.

Reprinted by permission of the Publishers from ‘Invisibilia per visibilia: Roman nuns, art patronage, and the construction of identity’, in Wives, Widows, Mistresses, and Nuns in Early Modern Italy edited by Katherine A. McIver (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011), pp. 181–205. Copyright © 2011 More information from the publisher.

The Universality of a Christian Philosophy
Monday, February 27, 2012

Informal discussion with Dr. Adriaan Peperzak, Department of Philosophy, LUC, on a chapter from his book, Thinking about Thinking, which searches for the answers to numerous questions, such as to what extent philosophy is universal, and in what sense is or should philosophy be universal? Can a philosophy that is compatible with or integrated into Christian faith have a universal meaning? Does Christian faith hinder, stimulate, enrich, or diminish the truth or value of philosophies produced by Christians? Crown Center 116, Lake Shore Campus, LUC. By invitation and faculty request.

Interpreting the Theology of Creation: Binary Gender in Catholic Thought
Thursday, February 2, 2012

Informal discussion with Dr. John McCarthy, Department of Theology, LUC, of his essay in the 2010 book, God, Sex, Science, Gender: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Ethics, which analyzes how faith and science can clarify our understanding of human sexuality, sexual diversity, gender theories, and Christian sexual ethics. Crown Center 116, Lake Shore Campus, LUC. By invitation and faculty request.

Past Publication Luncheons