FAIRFIELD—Sponsored by The Center for Catholic Studies, Anthony Domestico will present “Art, Sacrament and Poetry” at Fairfield University on Monday March 4 at 4:30 p.m. In his March 4 lecture, Anthony Domestico, PhD will consider how two contemporary Catholic poets — Lawrence Joseph and Fanny Howe — are rethinking the sacramental in poetic form at the present moment.
Domestico is an associate professor of literature at Purchase College, SUNY and the books columnist for Commonweal magazine. His lecture is inspired by David Jones’s 1955 essay, “Art and Sacrament,” in which Jones thinks through the relationship between modernism and the sacraments.
Conducting research primarily focused on modernism and its relationship to intellectual and religious history, Domestico is the author of a recently published book entitled: Poetry and Theology in the Modernist Period (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017). Domestico regularly reviews fiction for the Boston Globe and the San Francisco Chronicle. In addition, his essays have appeared in Religion and Literature, Literature and Theology, Christianity & Literature, the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, and Persuasions.
Domestico completed his undergraduate degree at Harvard University. He continued his studies and earned his MA, MPhil, and Ph.D. from Yale University. Currently, as an associate professor at SUNY Purchase, Domestico’s teaching interests are wide-ranging, varying from modernist poetry and prose to science fiction, the history of the lyric, and Jane Austen.
The “Art, Sacrament and Poetry” lecture is free and open to the public. It will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the Dolan School of Business Dining Room at Fairfield University, located at 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. For more information, visit fairfield.edu/cs.
Fairfield University is a modern Jesuit Catholic university rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the U.S. and across the globe are pursuing degrees in the University’s five schools. Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values. The University is located on a stunning 200-acre campus on the scenic Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.