Monthly Archives: February 2011

Rethinking the history of women’s writing

From verse and songs to household recipes, The History of British Women’s Writing, 1500-1610, vol. 2 examines the diversity of early women’s writing and offers a new paradigm for understanding women’s roles in shaping sixteenth century literary, religious and political … Continue reading

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Holocaust history and survivor testimonies

Cultural critic and historian Christopher R. Browning, author of Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution of Poland, has served as an expert witness in two “Holocaust denial” cases: the second Zündel trial in Toronto in 1988 … Continue reading

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Illuminating Baroque artist’s life

In Domenico Bernini’s “Life of Gian Lorenzo Bernini”:  An English Translation and Critical Edition with Introduction and Commentary, BC Associate Professor of Italian Franco Mormando presents the first critical translation in any language of the complete Italian text of a … Continue reading

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The Googlization of everything

Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of the new book The Googlization of Everything (And Why We Should Worry), will speak on campus Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Cushing 001. Vaidhyanathan is a cultural historian and media scholar at the University of … Continue reading

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James Joyce and cinema

The Boston Joyce Forum will present “Joyce, Cinema, and History,” a lecture by John McCourt of Università Roma Tre. Director of the Trieste Joyce School, McCourt is the editor of Roll Away the Reel World: James Joyce and the Cinema … Continue reading

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“BC grad” Jack Ryan returns

Best-selling author Tom Clancy didn’t attend Boston College, but Jack Ryan, the central character in many of Clancy’s novels, did.  Ryan, a CIA operative who ascended to the presidency of the United States over a two decades-long series of Tom … Continue reading

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Event rescheduled

Notice: Tonight’s appearance by author Mikey Weinstein has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101.

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Irish writer Anne Enright coming to campus

Novelist Anne Enright, winner of the 2007 Man Booker Prize for The Gathering, will speak on Feb. 9  in Devlin Hall, room 008 at 7 p.m. Enright also has received the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Her work has appeared … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Skloot event postponed

Rebecca Skloot’s reading scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 8 has been postponed. According to a Winston Center email: A medical emergency has forced Rebecca Skloot to postpone several events this week, including her visit to Boston College.  Ms. Skloot says she … Continue reading

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Military religious freedom

Mikey Weinstein, founding president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and author of With God on Our Side: One Man’s War Against an Evangelical Coup in America’s Military, will speak at BC on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in Devlin … Continue reading

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