Category Archives: Guest Authors

The public life of love

Is it possible to recuperate love as a public value in the United States? How would it function in an era characterized by so much antagonism, even hatred? At the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, David Kyuman … Continue reading

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Writing about religion in a polarized age

Boston College will host a panel of writers who will discuss their insights regarding contemporary discourse on religion, including the challenges that exist for those who desire to engage in thoughtful reflection on provocative topics. “Writing about Religion in a Polarized … Continue reading

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Infographics 101

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gareth Cook will present “Infographics: The Origins and Future of Visual Thinking” on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, 101. In the Best American Infographics 2014, editor Gareth Cook has assembled a compendium of the finest … Continue reading

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Dybek: Ecstatic Cahoots

Award-winning writer Stuart Dybek will give a talk at Boston College on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Dybek’s most recent books are Ecstatic Cahoots and Paper Lantern. He has been honored with many literary awards, including … Continue reading

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Why Football Matters

Acclaimed writer Mark Edmundson will present “Why Football Matters: What’s Gained (and Lost) from a Gridiron Education” on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Edmundson, author of the new book Why Football Matter: My Education in the Game (Penguin … Continue reading

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Ottoman Facebook

Award-winning literary translator and editor Peter Constantine will present a lecture on “Ottoman Facebook: The Private and Public Personas of the Last Ottoman Sultans” on Oct. 9 in Higgins Hall, room 300 at 5 p.m. His recent translations include Sophocles’s Theban … Continue reading

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Conversation with Sister Helen Prejean

A free campus event featuring advocate and prison minister Sister Helen Prejean, author of the national bestseller Dead Man Walking, will be held in Robsham Theater from 6-9 p.m on October 9 . The evening will begin with a screening of the film “Dead Man Walking” … Continue reading

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