Monthly Archives: August 2011

“Adulthood II”

Writer and cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson, who is a visiting scholar at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, was recently interviewed by the Boston Globe on her thoughts about post-retirement life, or what she dubs … Continue reading

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New take on Henry James

In Henry James and the Queerness of Style, Boston College Associate Professor of English Kevin Ohi asserts that to read Henry James—particularly the late texts—is to confront the queer potential of style and the traces it leaves on the literary … Continue reading

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CPA award for student

Boston College History Department doctoral student Peter Cajka has been awarded a first place prize from the Catholic Press Association for his article “Riding with Saint Paul in the Passenger Side: The Archdiocese of Milwaukee Enters the Automobile Age, 1920-1965,” … Continue reading

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Dark humor

As the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks approaches, a new book—A Decade of Dark Humor: How Comedy, Irony, and Satire Shaped Post-9/11 America—illustrates through a series of essays how humor transformed 9/11 politics and how 9/11 … Continue reading

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Summer reading

Since 2004, the University’s Office of First Year Experience has sponsored Conversations in the First Year, a program that joins together the freshman class with ritual, ideas, and conversation. A common text is distributed to the incoming freshman class at … Continue reading

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The remarkable life of Clarence Darrow

Law School Professor Mark Brodin reviews the new biography Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned by John A. Farrell in the Boston Globe. Brodin calls the book “masterfully researched and elegantly written.”

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