2008
"Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought" series presents Saint Mary's educator, poet

"Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought" series presents Saint Mary's educator, poet
January 16, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Poet, educator and scholar Eva Hooker, C.S.C., will present two lectures in February as part of Benedictine University’s “Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought” series. Hooker will present “What Soul Says: Invite Dark Night to Supper” at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20 in Scholl Hall Room 101. On Thursday, February 21 at 12:30 p.m., she will present “Notes for Survival in the Wilderness” in Scholl Hall Room 101. Hooker is a professor of English and writer-in-residence at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind., from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1963. She earned a master’s in English from Notre Dame in 1965 and a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1976. She has taught English Literature for more than 25 years. Hooker’s poems have appeared in a number of publications including The Harvard Review, The Massachusetts Review, Shenandoah and the Vermont Literary Review. Her book, “Notes for Survival in the Wilderness,” was a finalist for the Center for Book Arts Award (N.Y.). Another book, “The Winter Keeper,” was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in poetry. The “Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought” series features distinguished scholars who work within the Catholic intellectual tradition. The theme of the spring lectures is “Literature and the Catholic Imagination.” The lectures are free and open to the public.

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