Conference Program

Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014

October 16 – October 18, 2014

Lewis Towers, Water Tower Campus, Loyola University Chicago

Thursday, October 16

4:00-6:00 pm LUMA galleries open
6:30 pm Opening address (Regents Hall)

Carol K. Coburn (Avila University)
“Crossing Boundaries and Cultural Encounters: Women Religious as Builders and Shapers of Catholic Culture and American Life.”

Moderator: Janet Sisler (Loyola University Chicago)


  • Ellen Skerrett (Independent Scholar, Chicago)
  • Rima Lunin Schultz (Independent Scholar, Chicago)
  • Ann Harrington, BVM (Loyola University Chicago)

Reception follows

Friday, October 17

9:00 – 10:00 Plenary presentation over coffee and rolls (Regents Hall)

Timothy J. Gilfoyle (Loyola University Chicago)
“God and Urban History”

Respondent: Robert Orsi (Northwestern University)

10:00-10:15 BREAK
10:15-11:45 Morning panel

Restoration, Nationalism, and Memory (Regents Hall)
Chair: Thomas Worcester, SJ (College of the Holy Cross)

  • Ronald Binzley (Viterbo University and Madison College)
    “Drinking the chalice usque ad feces: the Restored American Jesuits’ turbulent first decade, 1814-1824”
  • Thomas Murphy, SJ (Seattle University)
    “Constitutionalism and Nationalism of the Alumni of Clongowes Wood and Holy Cross, 1860-1914”
  • Sarah Barthélemy (Université catholique de Louvain)
    “Leaving Europe Behind: The Foundations of the Faithful Companions of Jesus in America (XIX century)”
11:45-1:00 pm Lunch in the neighborhood
1:30-3:00 pm Afternoon Panels 1

A. “Death Stops Here”: Daniel Berrigan’s Witness in an Era of War (Regents Hall)
Chair: Michelle Nickerson (Loyola University Chicago)

  • Mark Massa, SJ (Boston College)
    “Death Shall Have No Dominion”: Dan Berrigan, the Catonsville Nine, and the Crafting of a New American Catholic Identity
  • Eric Martin (Fordham University)
    Experiments With the Future: Berrigan, Civil Disobedience, and Deconstructing America
  • Daniel Cosacchi (Loyola University Chicago)
    Death of the Jesuit Mission? Dan Berrigan, The Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice

B. Post-Restoration Theater (Beane Hall)
Chair: Thomas Lucas, SJ (Seattle University)

  • Michael A. Zampelli, SJ (Santa Clara University)
    Restoration and Migration: Jesuit Performance on American Stages
  • Roy L. Brooks II (University of Georgia)
    Pageant, Race, and Theater of Pilgrimage
  • Stephen Werner (Saint Louis University)
    Daniel Lord, S.J.: The Restless Flame
3:00-3:30 BREAK
3:30-5:00 pm Afternoon Panels II

A. Birth Control, Ecumenism, and Conscientious Objection: Jesuits in the Era of American Pluralism, 1945-2000 (Regents Hall)
Chair: Susan Ross (Loyola University Chicago)

  • Paul Crowley, SJ (Santa Clara University)
    Twentieth Century Jesuit-Protestant Collaboration: Robert McAfee Brown and Ecumenical Theology
  • Peter Cajka (Boston College)
    Consistently Askew: Theologies of Conscience of John Ford, SJ, 1944-1968
  • Katherine Dugan (Northwestern University)
    Millennial Missionaries: Recycling Jesuit Fragments for the 21st Century

B. Post-Restoration Science (Beane Hall)
Chair: John J. Hardt (Loyola University Chicago – Stritch School of Medicine)

  • Joshua Wachuta (Loyola University Chicago)
    Where is Darwin in a Jesuit College Library?
  • Dana Freiburger (University of Wisconsin)
    “To Any Degree” – Jesuit Medical Schools in Nineteenth-century America
  • Paula Kane (University of Pittsburgh)
    Jesuits and Responses to Psychoanalysis, 1900-1940
5-7:00 pm LUMA galleries open / reception
7:00 Conference Banquet (Regents Hall)

  • John T. McGreevy (University of Notre Dame)
    Globalization: Rewriting 19th-century American Jesuits

Saturday, October 18

9:00-10:00 Plenary presentation over coffee and rolls (Regents Hall)

  • Rima Lunin Schultz (Independent Scholar, Chicago)
    “Jane Addams’s Dilemma: American Catholic Education in the Progressive Era, 1890-1925”
10:00-10:15 BREAK
10:15-11:30 Morning panel

A. Native America (Beane Hall)
Chair: Theodore Karamanski (Loyola University Chicago)

  • Mary Ewens, OP (The Sinsinawa Dominican Research Center)
    Icy Crossings and Dwellings: John Fox, SJ and The Sisters of Our Lady of the Snows
  • Frédéric Dorel (École Centrale de Nantes)
    Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus with Native American People
11:45-1:00 Lunch (Regents Hall)

Digital Future of Jesuit Studies
Chair: Kyle B. Roberts (Loyola University Chicago)

  • Jessica Hagen
    Jesuit Libraries Project
  • Michael Polowski
    Visualizing the Correspondence of Pierre-Jean DeSmet, S.J.
  • Hope Shannon
    Jesuit History and Public History
  • Evan Thompson
    Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project

Respondent: Monica Mercado (Bryn Mawr College)

1:00-1:15 BREAK
1:15-2:45 Afternoon panels

A. Nineteenth-Century Inter-Religious Relations (Simpson Lecture Hall)
Chair: Kathleen Neils Conzen (University of Chicago)

  • David Dzurec (University of Scranton)
    The Jesuit and the ‘Maine Law’: The Temperance Efforts of Fr. John Bapst, SJ
  • Charlotte Hansen (University of Chichester)
    “Wanton” Nineteenth-Century American Catholic Attacks on the Jesuits: An Examination of Catholic Reactions to the Jesuits
  • Steven Mailloux (Loyola Marymount University)
    Jesuit Theorhetoric in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Education

B. Twentieth-Century Catholic Education and Gender (Beane Hall)
Chair: Ann Marie Ryan (Loyola University Chicago)

  • Rachel Daack (Clarke University)
    BVMs: Decentralized School System
  • Mary J. Oates, CSJ (Regis College)
    The Coeducation Question
  • James O’Toole (Boston College)
    Jesuits and Madames: The Life and Death of Newton College of the Sacred Heart
2:45-3:00 BREAK
3-4:30 Closing address (Beane Hall)

  • Kathleen Sprows Cummings (University of Notre Dame)
    Nation Saints: U.S. Catholics and the Afterlives of American Women Religious

Wine and cheese reception