Loyola University Chicago

Department of Classical Studies

Classical Studies and the Jesuit Educational Tradition Program

27-29 April 2012, Loyola University Chicago

Madonna della Strada, photo L. Gawlinski, 9 February 2012

All paper sessions take place in the Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons, Fourth Floor, Loyola University Chicago, Lakeshore Campus.

Friday, 27 April

3:00 p.m. Welcome, Francis L. Fennell, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Loyola University Chicago

3:15 p.m. Keynote Address

"Remastering the Classics"
James J. O'Donnell, Provost, Georgetown University

4:30 p.m. Reception

Saturday, 28 April

9:45 a.m. Welcome, John Pelissero, Provost, Loyola University Chicago

Paper Session I: Jesuits and the Classical Tradition

Chair: Donald E. Sprague, Kennedy-King College and Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

  • 10:00 a.m. "The Classical Tradition in Gerard Manley Hopkins" – Mark Bosco, S.J., Loyola University Chicago
  • 10:30 a.m. "Experientia docet: A Word to the Wise" – Philip Caliendo, Xavier High School, New York, NY

10:50 a.m. Coffee Break (the Coffee Breaks are funded by the Joseph S. Pendergast, S.J., Memorial Fund)

Paper Session II: Pedagogy Today: Classical Studies at Jesuit Schools

Chair: Alice Newman Mulberry, Chicago Public Schools (Retired)

  • 11:10 a.m. "Classics and the HAB Program at Xavier University: Change and Success" – Thomas E. Strunk and Shannon N. Byrne, Xavier University
  • 11:20 a.m. "Founding Fathers: Aeneas and Ignatius" – Becki Wick, Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL

12:00 noon Lunch

Paper Session III: Caesar and Values in the Classroom

Chair: Thomas E. Strunk, Xavier University

  • 1:30 p.m. "Teaching Caesar's de Bello Gallico through a 'Just War' Lens" – William Lowe, Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL
  • 1:50 p.m. "Gaul Was Divided into a Lot More than Three Parts: Caesar for His Time as Well as Ours" – Nicholas Young, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy and University of Detroit Mercy

2:10 p.m. Coffee Break

Paper Session IV: Early Jesuit Teaching: Principled Pedagogy

Chair: Robert Bireley, S.J., Loyola University Chicago

  • 2:30 p.m. "Christi praecones: Advice for Latin Teachers from the First Jesuit High Schools" – Stephen M. Beall, Marquette University
  • 3:00 p.m. "Pontanus' Progymnasmata Latinitatis and the Humanist Dialogus Latinus in Early Jesuit Education" – Matthew M. McGowan, Fordham University

3:30 p.m. Coffee Break

Paper Session V: Jesuit Principles in Research, Practice, and Reflection

Chair: Thomas Tobin, S.J., Loyola University Chicago

  • 3:50 p.m. "Rhetoric or Face Value? Augustine of Hippo and 'Critical Charity' towards the Expression of Authority" – Alexander Evers, Loyola University Chicago John Felice Rome Center
  • 4:20 p.m. "Jesuit Pedagogy in the Dublin Notebook of Gerard Manley Hopkins" – Brian Dunkle, S.J., University of Notre Dame

5:30 p.m. Reception, Piper Hall

6:30 p.m. Dinner for Registered Participants, Piper Hall

Sunday, 29 April

9:30 a.m. Latin Mass, Ignatius House Chapel, 6324 N. Kenmore Ave.; Breakfast will follow the Mass, in the Ignatius House Foyer

11:15 a.m. Roundtable Discussion (“Where Next”?), Klarchek Information Commons, Fourth Floor

Chairs: Jacqueline Long and James G. Keenan, Loyola University Chicago

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon Conclusion

This page updated 27 April 2012 by jlong1@luc.edu