Monthly Archives: April 2011

More authors at the Arts Festival

Authors Janet Costa Bates and Erin Dionne will be featured Saturday during the Arts Festival. Dionne, a graduate from the Class of 1997, will read from her book, Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet.  Bates, who works at BC’s … Continue reading

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Arts Festival literary events

In addition to music, song and dance, the Boston College Arts Festival is a celebration of the literary arts. In the spotlight this year are senior English majors in the Creative Writing Concentration and faculty writers who will read their … Continue reading

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Hogan at Arts Festival

Author and alumnus Chuck Hogan will return to campus this week to take part in the University’s annual Arts Festival, where he will be honored for his artistic achievement. Hogan is the author of several books, including Prince of Thieves, … Continue reading

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Women and post-war Bosnia

Boston College Professor of Slavic and Eastern Languages Cynthia Simmons published “Women Engaged/Engaged Art in Postwar Bosnia: Reconciliation, Recovery, and Civil Society” in The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies, a scholarly paper series published by the … Continue reading

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Review of The Case for Lebanon

Language Memory and Identity in the Middle East: The Case for Lebanon by Boston College Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Arabic, and Hebrew Franck Salameh was reviewed by Professor Mordechai Nisan of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the Spring … Continue reading

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Lucky Grossman

Vasily Grossman had been one of the principal voices of anti-Nazi resistance, a legendary journalist who spent 1000 days at the front during World War II. When he died in 1964, a month before the removal of Soviet Premier Nikita … Continue reading

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Baseball stories

Author Lenny Cassuto will deliver a lecture on “Baseball and the Business of American Innocence” to mark the publication of his new co-edited (with Stephen Partridge) book, The Cambridge Companion to Baseball, on Apr. 19 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. … Continue reading

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Privatize This?

In Privatize This? Assessing the Opportunities and Costs of Privatization, Boston College Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics Richard McGowan, SJ examines the ideology and motives behind the privatization or nationalization of an industry. Based on real-world case studies, ranging from … Continue reading

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Cherishing the souls of Black folk

Michael Eric Dyson, a renowned scholar and cultural critic on issues of race, religion, popular culture, and contemporary issues in the African-American community, will give deliver an address on “Cherishing the Souls of Black Folk” on April 16. Dyson is the author of … Continue reading

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Writer Colm Toibin

Award-winning author Colm Tóibín, considered one of the foremost Irish novelists of his generation, will speak on Apr. 14 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 008.  He is the author of six novels (Brooklyn, The South, The Heather Blazing, … Continue reading

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