Category Archives: Boston College Authors

When religion and child welfare collide

In his new book The Child Cases: How America’s Religious Exemption Laws Harm Children (University of Massachusetts Press, 2014), Boston College History Professor Alan Rogers looks at several high-profile cases in the 1980s and ’90s involving parents who refused to seek medical treatment … Continue reading

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A Carrie Bloomfield novel

The Winship Affair (Blue Mustang Press) is a new murder mystery novel with a scientific touch written by Phil Temples of BC’s Computer Science Department. According to the publisher, The Winship Affair is the story of eccentric, but brilliant multidisciplinary scientist Carrie Bloomfield … Continue reading

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Q&A with Graver

Author and Boston College Professor of English Elizabeth Graver talked with the Boston Globe’s Eugenia Williamson about her approach to writing and the source of her next writing project: her maternal grandmother who was born in Turkey and lived in … Continue reading

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More from the Catholic Press Assn.

Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians and the Future of the Church (Orbis Books), a book based on a conference organized by BC graduate students, was awarded first place by the Catholic Press Association in the category of works related to the 50th anniversary … Continue reading

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Catholic Press Association Awards

Several books by Boston College professors were honored with awards from the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada. Theology Professor Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., received the first-place award in the category of social teaching for his book Christianity and the Political Order. … Continue reading

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Vulnerability as a virtue

In her newest book, Wounded Heroes: Vulnerability as a Virtue in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2013), Boston College Associate Professor of Philosophy Marina Berzins McCoy examines ways in which Greek epic, tragedy, and philosophy can lead readers to consider their … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Radu Florescu

Boston College History Professor Emeritus Radu Florescu, co-author of the bestseller In Search of Dracula, which revealed the historical identity of the legendary Dracula for the first time, died in France on May 18 at age 88. Dr. Florescu and the … Continue reading

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The Collector of Tears

Prolific author Michael C. Keith, associate professor of the practice in the Communication Department, has published a collection of short stories titled The Collector of Tears (Underground Voices, 2014). Keith has written more than 20 books, including Voices in the Purple Haze, Waves of Rancor, Dirty Discourse, … Continue reading

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A town upended

Award-winning author Suzanne Berne, a part-time faculty member in the English Department, has published a new book, The Dogs of Littlefield (Penguin: Fig Tree, 2013). According to the publisher, Berne’s latest novel is a “wry exploration of the discontent concealed behind … Continue reading

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Whitey: Convicted

In their new book, Boston College alumna Margaret McLean and award-winning investigative reporter Jon Leiberman offer an insider’s view of the trial of notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger. McLean, a former prosecutor and legal analyst, attended every day of the Bulger trial. Whitey on … Continue reading

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