The Grandeur of God: Gerard Manley Hopkins

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The IAHC presents a multimedia program on poet and mystic, Gerard Manley Hopkins this fall; The Grandeur of God: Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) was an English poet, Roman Catholic convert, Jesuit priest and one of the great poets of the Victorian era. He is regarded as the greatest Victorian poet of religion, of nature or of melancholy.

Because his style was so radically different from that of his contemporaries, his best work was not accepted for publication during his lifetime, and his achievement was not fully recognized until after World War I. Hopkins taught at the Royal University of Ireland and University College, Dublin and is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery.

Francis Fennell, Professor of English at Loyola University will discuss the life and work of Hopkins and Rev. Robert Oldershaw will recite the poetry of Hopkins.

The Grandeur of God: Gerard Manley Hopkins is Sunday, November 12 at 2:30pm and tickets are $15

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