Monthly Series of the “Cheshire Lecture”
hosted by the Legion of Christ College of Humanities, 475 Oak Avenue, Cheshire, CT
The next Cheshire Lecture, January 5 at 5:00pm, will be given by Dr. Kathleen Marks on “Vergil’s Aeneid and the Prefigurement of a Christian Worldview.”
...Admission is free and open to the public.
Dr. Kathleen Marks received her B.A. in Literature from Thomas More College in NH. She has her M.A. and Ph.D in Literature (with a Minor in Theology) from the University of Dallas. Dr. Marks is an Associate Professor of English at St. John’s University in Queens, NY where she teaches a variety of core English courses, as well as courses on Law and Literature and Children’s Literature. She is the author of Toni Morrison’s Beloved and the Apotropaic Imagination, University of Missouri Press, 2002. She has published essays on ancient themes in Toni Morrison’s novels, Vergil's Aeneid, The Epic of Gilgamesh, the writings of feminist/historian and convert Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, and Neil Gaiman’s children's book, Coraline. She is currently working on a collection of essays, entitled The Gods of Aversion, on Greek religious notions of avoiding evil. She is also in the beginning stages of work on the idea of “hoarding” in American Literature. She lives in Queens with her English Professor husband and grade school daughter.
The Legion of Christ College of Humanities, established in 1991, is an institution of higher education designed to promote the religious, intellectual, social, and pastoral formation of future priests of the Legionaries of Christ. Its primary purpose is to offer undergraduate education in Humanities, which culminates in the achievement of an Associate of Arts degree. One of the most recent projects of the Legion of Christ College of Humanities consists of what is called the “Cheshire Lectures.” Each month a different speaker lectures on a topic that hinges between the humanities and culture.
The Legion of Christ is a Pontifical Congregation of Catholic priests and seminarians. It is dedicated to promote Christian justice and charity through work in the areas of education, family, youth, media, catechesis, human development, and missions. The Congregation has at present about 950 priests, 2,100 men studying for the priesthood, and is present in 22 countries worldwide. The Legion of Christ directs 15 universities, 50 institutes of higher learning, 176 elementary and secondary schools with a total of 132,300 students. For further information you may visit our website: Legionaries of Christ.