Category Archives: Guest Authors

The books they love

This semester’s lineup of speakers for BC’s Lowell Humanities Series was stellar. Kudos to Boston College Professor of English Carlo Rotella, director of the Lowell Humanities Series, and his team for organizing the lecture series and Boston College and the Lowell … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Smart

Elizabeth Smart, who wrote about her traumatic abduction and nine months of captivity in her best-selling memoir My Story (St. Martin’s Press, 2013), will speak at Boston College on Apr. 10 at 7 p.m. in McGuinn Auditorium. Smart’s testimony helped to convict … Continue reading

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Girls like us

Author Rachel Lloyd will present “Girls Like Us: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Girls in the US” on Apr. 8 at 4 p.m. in McGuinn Auditorium. Lloyd is the founder and CEO of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), … Continue reading

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Emma Donoghue

Best-selling author Emma Donoghue will present “Slippery Characters: Writing Historical Fiction in the Information Age” on April 9 at 7 p.m. in Fulton Hall, room 511. Donoghue is the author of the internationally acclaimed novel Room, among many other works. Her newest novel is Frog … Continue reading

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Oscar winner Oliver Stone

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, authors of the book The Untold History of the United States, will speak on “Bush and Obama: The Age of Terror” at Boston College’s Robsham Theater on April 5. Stone and Kuznick have a companion TV … Continue reading

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Evangelicalism & Ulster literature

Boston College Burns Library Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Terence Brown will present “Amazing Grace: Evangelicalism & Ulster Literature” on Apr. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the Thompson Room of Burns Library. Brown will talk about some significant conversion narratives, such as … Continue reading

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Thoreau & climate change

Biologist Richard B. Primack will present “Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Concord” on Apr. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Fulton Hall, Room 511. Primack is the author of Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods (University of Chicago Press), which uses … Continue reading

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Reading by Zadie Smith

The Boston College  will host a reading from award-winning writer Zadie Smith on Apr. 1 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Smith’s first novel, White Teeth, was the winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award, Guardian First Book Award, James … Continue reading

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Untangling the Ethics of Incentives

Boston College’s Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy will present “Strings Attached: Untangling the Ethics of Incentives” with Duke University Professor Ruth Grant on Mar. 28 at 4:00 p.m. in Higgins 300. Grant is a professor of political science at Duke University, specializing … Continue reading

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Cursed

Author Anne Marie Kitz will deliver a lecture on “Angels, Demons, Cain, and the Madness of King Saul” on Mar. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the School of Theology and Ministry Library Auditorium on BC’s Brighton Campus. Kitz is the author of  Cursed are You! The Phenomenology of … Continue reading

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