Category Archives: Guest Authors

Life on 6th Street

Sociologist Alice Goffman, author of On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City (The University of Chicago Press, 2014), will speak on Sept. 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Devlin Hall, 101.  Listed among the best nonfiction books of 2014 by Publisher’s … Continue reading

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The Road to Character

Members of the Class of 2019 have been given copies of The Road to Character (Random House, 2015) by David Brooks to read over the summer. In The Road to Character, Brooks challenges readers to rebalance the scales between “résumé virtues”—achieving wealth, fame, and status—and … Continue reading

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“Yeats & The Irish Revolutionary Era”

The Boston College 2015 Flatley Lecturer John Kelly will present “Yeats & The Irish Revolutionary Era, 1912-1923” on Apr. 23 at 4:30 p.m. in the Thompson Room of Burns Library. A leading expert on W.B. Yeats, Kelly is a longtime professor of English at Oxford … Continue reading

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Poetry Festival

Boston College will once again host the Greater Boston Intercollegiate Undergraduate Poetry Festival, an annual showcase of student verse. The event features original work by students from some 20 area colleges and universities.  Boston College will be represented by Carroll School of Management … Continue reading

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Coates event postponed

EVENT CHANGE: The Boston College Office of the Provost has announced that the Apr. 13 talk by Ta-Nehisi Coates has been postponed until next fall.

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What makes Gatsby great?

Art historian and author Charles Scribner III — the fourth generation of Scribners to oversee F. Scott Fitzgerald’s works at the family publishing house — will present “From Paradise to Party Lights: Fitzgerald and Gatsby” on Apr. 15 at 5:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Sheri Fink

Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink will talk about her best-selling book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (Random House/Crown, 2013), at Boston College on Apr. 13 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. The culmination of six years … Continue reading

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