Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Literature Capstones: Dean Marshall and Patrick Arguelles

Yesterday afternoon Dean Marshall presented his capstone project, which he entitled "From Hobbiton to Mordor: A Journey into the Moral Ethos of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth."  He discussed the place of good and evil in the works of Tolkien, and he provided a reading guide for those who were inspired to read the works of Tolkien after his presentation.

Dean Marshall pauses for picture with his well-worn copies of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.
Dr. Creighton Lindsay served as the director for Dean's project, and Dr. Jeffery Nicholas, Mr. Mark Woolman, and Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB, served as his readers.

Another literature capstone followed Dean's presentation.  This morning Patrick Arguelles presented "Phenomenology of the Pastoral: A Historical and Critical Analysis of the Pastoral through the Lens of Phenomenology."  He applied his discussion of the pastoral to several short stories by Ernest Hemingway.

Patrick also paused for a picture with a key work from his capstone.

 Dr. Creighton Lindsay also served as the director for Patrick's capstone.  Patrick's readers were Father Paschal Cheline, OSB, Ms. Linda Showman, and Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB.

Many more capstones will be presented by the fourth-year college seminarians in the next two weeks.

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