Category Archives: Lowell Humanities Series

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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Wealth gap & the justice system

Best-selling author Matt Taibbi will give a presentation based on his book The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap (Spiegel & Grau, 2014) on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. In his book, Taibbi shines a … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Maya Angelou

Acclaimed poet, author and actress Maya Angelou, who died today at age 86, made several appearances at Boston College over the course of her legendary career. In 1983, the University awarded her an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. She … Continue reading

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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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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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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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