I have published several short stories, most recently “Grand Slam” in the May 2017 issue of The Acentos Review and “Reckless Acts” featured in the Zimbell House Publishing After Effects Anthology released in August. I have also authored two editions of the self-published work, Hollywood and Catholic Women, which evolved from my master’s thesis. The book has been used in university religious study programs and was a finalist in the 2012 Indie Book Awards.
After Effects: A Zimball House Anthology
Grand Slam (Acentos Review)
Hollywood and Catholic Women: Virgins, Whores, Mothers, and Other Images
Visual Arts/Women's Issues
In this second edition exploring Catholic women in film and television, author Kathryn Schleich presents an in-depth, feminist point of view while addressing important questions about the role of women in both the Church and Hollywood. Throughout the work, the themes of fear, mistrust, and even hatred of women were prevalent. While examining such deeply ingrained attitudes, it became evident to Schleich that Catholic women still have a long way to go in Hollywood. Exploring the sexual tension between Sister Benedict and Father O'Malley in The Bells of St. Mary's, the brutal murder of Theresa Dunn in Looking for Mr. Goodbar, and the stereotype shattering Grace Hanadarko of Saving Grace, Schleich offers an insightful portrayal of women's oppression within the Catholic Church and explores whether Catholic women are better off today. The book encourages contemplation of the place of Catholic women within the ever-changing spheres of cinema and television, encouraging movement toward the goal of achieving equal status for women in all realms of life.