Paul Mankowski, SJLumen Christi Institute
6:00pm Buffet Dinner | 6:30pm Lecture
Open to current students.
G M Hopkins (1844-1889) converted to the Catholic Church while a university student and later became a Jesuit priest and lecturer in classical Greek. The poems by which he is known today were unpublished in his own lifetime, but in some measure formed -- and were formed by -- his friendships and his distinctively sacramental view of his own priesthood.
This course will consist of seven classes in which, after some brief biographical introduction, two or three poems of Hopkins will be read, together with pertinent material from his journal and letters, and discussed with a view to understanding the relation between Hopkins's temperament, his faith, and his art -- and, primarily, with the aim of deepening enjoyment of the poems themselves. No prior familiarity with Hopkins is presumed. No class presumes attendance at any other and students are welcome to attend any or all.
April 4th -- Dawn
April 11th -- Noon
April 18th -- Night
April 25th -- Summer
May 2nd -- Autumn
May 9th -- Winter
May 16th -- Spring
Paul Mankowski, SJ, is the Scholar-in-Residence at the Lumen Christi Institute. A native of South Bend, Indiana, and a member of the Society of Jesus, he has an A.B. from the University of Chicago, an M.A. from Oxford, and a PhD in Semitic Philology from Harvard University. He taught for many years at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and has published in the areas of language, theology, and the biblical text.