The Fourth Biennial Catholic Imagination Conference

The Arts of Liberty Project at the University of Dallas will be hosting the 4th Future of the Catholic Literary Imagination Conference from September 30 to October 1, 2022.

The first three conferences were hosted by the Center for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California in the spring of 2015, by the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University in the spring of 2017, and by the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage at Loyola University Chicago in the fall of 2019.

The goals of the conference include:

  • To enhance understanding and appreciation of the richness and variety of contributions being made by Catholic writers to contemporary literature, drama, and television.
  • To explore the critical and theoretical foundations of the Catholic Imagination.
  • To foster a community of writers and readers who share knowledge of and respect for Catholic tradition.
  • To promote collaboration among writers, critics, academics, educators, editors, publishers and readers along with the recognition that each of us is playing a role in a common project.
  • To make visible to the Church the important role its writers play in integrating the Catholic vision into the wider world.
  • To empower members of the Catholic literary community and find ways to create conditions under which the Catholic Imagination might continue to flourish.
  • To showcase the work of Catholic writers across the spectrum.

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