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.