I am retiring after 45 years at ACU. While it certainly sounds a long time, I remember vividly my first days on Castle Hill Campus in 1977 and then the flow of new literature students, through Castle Hill, then Mount Saint Mary and occasionally MacKillop. Every year a wonderful crop of new faces, new enthusiasms!…
The Poetry of Grace: Rainer Maria Rilke 2017 – Aquinas Academy, Sydney
I began teaching a four part series on the poetry of Rilke today at the Aquinas Academy. We covered a few of Rilke’s very early poems and then moved on to the Sonnets to Orpheus and to Rilke’s Ninth Elegy. The sessions are recorded and can be listened to right here. Enjoy!
“Awakening the Sacred: through Literature, the Arts and the Arts of Meditation” Conference July 7/8 2017
Please click on this link to read the latest article on this amazing conference with Laurence Freeman OSB and Miriam-Rose Ungenmerr and a link to the registration page: http://www.eremos.org.au/events/27_May/awakening-the-sacred-conference
Jane Austen and the dissolution of Emma’s ego.
Jane Austen’s Emma may on the surface seem to be a book about the privileged middle and upper class society of the late 18th and early 19th Century in England. Yes, on its surface it seems to be a typical novel about the upper-echelons of the English moneyed class. However, a close reading of the drama…
Wisdom from my Doctor
I went for my regular check up this week and met my wonderful but rather ashen-faced doctor who told me he almost didn’t make it in today because a close friend of his had died the day before. I asked him what had happened and he told me that his friend (who was also a…
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