Author Archives: Bookworm

James Najarian honored

Associate Professor of English James Najarian has been honored by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers with its Stephen J. Meringoff Writing Award in Poetry. A specialist in Romantic and Victorian poetry, Najarian won the award for his poems “Kleptomania,” … Continue reading

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Wikipedia made better

Thanks to Boston College senior Marie Pellissier, the online encyclopedia Wikipedia has an informative, well-researched entry on a pioneering woman of the American West, Susan LaFlesche Picotte (1865-1915). For an assignment in Professor of History Marilynn Johnson’s course History of … Continue reading

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From the West Wing to the Winston Center

Communication strategist Karen Hughes, worldwide vice chair of Burson-Marsteller, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and former advisor to President George W. Bush, will speak at a Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics event on Feb. … Continue reading

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Shrayer in new anthology, Tablet

The title story of Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer’s acclaimed 2009 collection, Yom Kippur in Amsterdam, has been published in a major anthology of Jewish American fiction. The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction … Continue reading

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Wolfe: reviewed and reviewer

Boston College Professor of Political Science Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, has written a book review for Commonweal magazine. Wolfe’s book, At Home in Exile: Why Diaspora is Good for the Jews (Beacon Press, … Continue reading

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Festschrift in honor of Frs. Clifford and Harrington

School of Theology and Ministry colleagues Fr. Thomas Stegman, SJ, Christopher R. Matthews and Christopher Frechette have edited Biblical Essays in Honor of Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, and Richard J. Clifford, SJ (Paulist Press), a Festschrift  in honor of the late … Continue reading

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Event postponed

The talk by Boston College theologian Stephen J. Pope on“A Place for Everyone: Pastoral Challenges to the Family” scheduled for February 16 at 5:30 p.m in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons has been postponed. For more information, contact the Church in the … Continue reading

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