2006: Shining in Obscurity

The 2006 Catholic Literature Series focused on rediscovering the novels of four “forgotten” authors: Kristin Lavransdatter, by Sigrid Undset; A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller Jr.; The Diary of a Country Priest, by Georges Bernanos; and Lord of the World, by Robert Hugh Benson. Although each of these books had been considered a classic at one time, most of them are no longer studied in literature programs or read by the public, and the authors themselves have fallen into obscurity. The series hoped to reintroduce the Notre Dame community to these gems, or even allow readers to discover them for the first time. Watch video recordings of the lectures at the links below.

Past Series