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Loyola languages and cultures professor publishes new work

May 21, 2010

Peter Rogers, S.J., Ph.D., associate professor of languages and cultures at Loyola University New Orleans, recently had his book published, “The Mystery Play in ‘Madame Bovary: moeurs de province,’” a work that clarifies the biblical and devotional sub current in the story of Emma Bovary.

“This study focuses on the religious texts and traditions discussed and restaged in Gustave Flaubert's ‘Madame Bovary’ to gain a new awareness of the narrow bond between theatre and religion in Flaubert's provinces,” said Rogers.

Drawing upon Flaubert's other fictional works, travel writings, correspondence and notes on his reading of the Bible and interest in iconography, Rogers traces the presence of a liturgical drama, or mystery play, in this iconic text.

Rogers also recently had an article published in L’Espirit Crèateur, “Elements of a Mystery Play in Madame Bovary: moeurs de province,” which detailed the research from his new book.

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