Monthly Archives: November 2011

The joy of the saints

In his new book, Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life, television commentator and author Rev. James Martin, SJ, shows how the saints used humor in their spiritual journeys, how … Continue reading

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The Empire Reformed

The first book by Boston College Assistant Professor of History Owen Stanwood, The Empire Reformed: English America in the Age of the Glorious Revolution, offers “a compelling explanation for the political turbulence in colonial North America in the late 17th … Continue reading

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The Pope and patronage in Baroque Rome

The election of Pope Innocent X Pamphilj in 1644 catapulted his family to the height of Roman society; their arts patronage became the visual expression of the family’s new identity. A volume edited by Boston College Associate Professor of Fine … Continue reading

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Baroque artist Bernini

Sculptor, architect, painter, playwright and scenographer Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) is the subject of a new biography by Boston College Associate Professor of Italian Franco Mormando. According to the publisher, Bernini: His Life and His Rome — the first English-language … Continue reading

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Jesuit Book Award

Congratulations to English Professor Alan Richardson who has received a National Jesuit Book Award from the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and the national Jesuit honor society Alpha Sigma Nu for his book, The Neural Sublime: Cognitive Theories and Romantic … Continue reading

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Listen to the music man

The New Yorker music critic Alex Ross will talk about his latest book, Listen to This, on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Ross’ first book, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, is an … Continue reading

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The Myth of Choice

BC Bookmarks first introduced you to The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits, a new book by Boston College Law Professor Kent Greenfield, back in September shortly before its publication. Since then it has been showcased … Continue reading

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Looking at presidential elections

On this Election Day BC Bookmarks highlights the new edition of a text co-authored by Boston College Assistant Professor of Political Science David Hopkins, Presidential Elections: Strategies and Structures of American Politics. Hopkins’ areas of study and teaching include American … Continue reading

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Irish sporting life

With two new books to join his previous title, Mike Cronin, academic director of Boston College – Ireland, now has “three entries in the top ten of Best Irish Sports Books Ever,” according to a reviewer for the Irish Independent. One … Continue reading

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