2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Feb 28, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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TH 387 - International Catholic Literature in the Twentieth Century

(3.00 cr.)

Prerequisite: TH 201 . As the twentieth century comes to a close, perceptive readers of world literature are confronted with an amazing, some might even say bewildering, reality: a sizeable amount of this "secular" century's most significant and compelling literary works have been penned by confessing Catholic authors. Far from ignoring or even masking their beliefs, these writers go to great lengths to portray and dramatize them, frequently over or against the prevailing cultural and ethical theories, philosophies, and ideologies of the day. Stellar examples of such authors are Georges Bernanos, Paul Claudel, Shusaku Endo, Graham Greene, Flannery O'Connor, and Evelyn Waugh. Students examine outstanding literary attempts by these writers, and other less well-known Catholics, that deal with a wide variety of encounters between Catholic religious life and thought and contemporary culture. IC



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