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A new edited volume on the life of Canon Sheehan

18 Nov 2014
A new edited volume on the life of Canon Sheehan

A new edited volume on the life of the famous Cork priest, author and social activist Canon P.A. Sheehan, whose name is indelibly associated with Doneraile in county Cork, will be launched at 5pm on Thursday 27 November in the Aula Maxima, UCC. 

The book contains both the proceedings of the conference on Canon Sheehan that was held in UCC last year, and new, specially-commissioned, papers on topics pertaining to the canon that were not covered in the limited time available for the conference. The contributors to the volume, and the subjects of their papers, are as follows:

Monsignor James O’Brien, diocese of Cloyne                                  Canon Sheehan of Doneraile: A literary life

Professor Ruth Fleischmann, University of Bielefeld                       Canon Sheehan’s apprehensions about the Ireland of his time

Declan O’Keeffe, Clongowes Wood College                                     The canon of literature and the obstinate quill: Matthew Russell, S.J. and the Irish Monthly

Professor Eda Sagarra, Trinity College Dublin                                  The Canon in Germany: the context of his reception

Professor Martin C. Putna, Charles University, Prague                   European Catholic literature, and the reception accorded to Canon Sheehan in Czechia

Fr Joseph G. Hubbert, Niagara University, New York                      Sheehan and Heuser: collaborating for the upbuilding of the church

Don O’Leary, University College Cork                                               Canon Sheehan’s dystopia: ‘Godless science’ and ‘Survival of the fittest’

John O’Donovan, University College Cork                                        Canon Sheehan and the Fenians: history, memory and depiction


Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the launch at a specially discounted price.

The event is free and all are welcome to attend.

School of History

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