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Loyola University Chicago Hosts 33rd Annual Edward Surtz Lecture
Loyola University Chicago welcomes Michael McKeon, board of governors professor of literature at Rutgers University, to campus to deliver the University’s 33rd annual Edward Surtz Lecture. Professor McKeon will lecture on the topic, “Religious Liberty in Seventeenth-Century England: A Case Study in Secularization.”
Among Professor McKeon’s many publications are The Origins of the English Novel, 1600-1740 (1987), for which the Modern Language Association awarded him its prestigious James Russell Lowell Prize. He also received the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Award of the Association of American Publishers for his work in The Secret History of Domesticity: Public, Private, and the Division of Knowledge.
The Edward Surtz lectures were inaugurated in 1976, in memory of the late Edward Surtz, S.J., an internationally renowned scholar of Renaissance thought and literature who spent most of his career as a member of Loyola’s Department of English. The lectures are intended to address some aspect of the relationship between Christianity and culture.
The lecture is free and open to the general public, and will be followed by a reception.
Board of Governors Professor of Literature, Rutgers University
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Crown Center Auditorium
6525 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus