Jeff Koloze’s article, “Challenging Feminist Literary Criticism’s Misreading of Specific American Novels From the First Half of the Twentieth Century,” was published in Humanities and Social Science Review 5:2 . This paper responds to specific questions raised in the author’s previous research on five American novels from the first half of the twentieth century which concern sexuality, […]
Lifeissues.net has published my book review of Lisa De Niscia’s novel, Momentary Mother. The review (at http://lifeissues.net/writers/kol/kol_31bookreview.html) summarizes attributes of characters in De Niscia’s novel and critiques its literary features, especially its use of a Hemingway literary device.
Courtesy of Frank Zapatka, here is a commentary on Ralph McInerny’s The Prudence of the Flesh. The Prudence of the Flesh (2006), the 25th of Ralph McInerny’s 26 “Father Dowling Myster[ies]” is another of several of his mysteries in which the life issues are involved. In this one, the relevant passages are paraphrased and quoted in the […]
As we get ready for our upcoming University Faculty for Life conference at Notre Dame, it seemed appropriate to post this comment by Frank Zapatka on one of Ralph McInerny’s Notre Dame mysteries. Here is Frank’s comment– Ralph McInerny’s Lack of the Irish (1998) Lack of the Irish (1998), the second of McInerny’s thirteen mysteries […]
Here is another post by Frank Zapatka (Emeritus, American U). Here Frank comments on passages in one of Ralph McInerny’s novels. The late Ralph McInerny (Philosophy, Notre Dame) in “The Writing Life”( First Things, 3.2006:) suggested that mystery novels “function as fictional Kleenex—one use and they’re gone” (p. 26). But, I would suggest that his […]
The deadline for University Faculty for Life’s Scholarly Achievement Award in Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, or Research is quickly approaching. Thanks to generous anonymous donors, the prize amounts for this year’s contest have been doubled. Two documents about the contest are available for your use: a flyer suitable for newsletter reproduction and another document which […]
Here, courtesy of Frank Zapatka, are some reflections on passages in John Updike’s last book that address the life issues. Richard M. Here are Frank’s comments– The late John Updike (1931-2009) makes several casual references to life issues in five stories in his last book, My Father’s Tears and Other Stories (NY: Knopf, 2009). As […]
Colleagues involved in linguistic study may find Google’s Ngram feature helpful as a starting point for discussion about the use of words over the centuries. A word of caution, though: entering the words “abortion,” “infanticide,” and “euthanasia” results in a graph which may be misleading. As pro-life scholars know, “abortion” was often called “infanticide” by British […]