Category Archives: Lowell Humanities Series

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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An Inner History of the New America

The Boston College Lowell Humanities Series will present George Packer, best-selling author of The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), on Mar. 26 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Packer won the National Book … Continue reading

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Life as he knows it

Literary scholar Michael Bérubé will present “Bioethics: Too Important to be Left to Bioethicists” on Mar. 19 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Bérubé is the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor and director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at … Continue reading

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Tracy Kidder, new date

*This event was originally scheduled for Feb. 5, but had to be postponed due to weather. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder will present “Another Set of Eyes” at Boston College on Mar. 12  at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Kidder … Continue reading

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Poetry Days: Tracy K. Smith

In honor of Poetry Days, Boston College will host an appearance by poet Tracy K. Smith on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Smith’s most recent collection of poetry, Life on Mars, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and … Continue reading

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Bach, reinvented

Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs Senior Fellow Paul Elie will present “Technician of the Sacred: J.S. Bach” on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Elie’s book Reinventing Bach tells the story of … Continue reading

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The American stage

An expert in the history of American theater, Heather S. Nathans will present “Seeing Ourselves Through Others’ Eyes: Struggling with Stereotypes on the Nineteenth-Century American Stage” on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Nathans is the … Continue reading

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How children succeed

Best-selling author Paul Tough will present “How Children Succeed” on Oct. 9 in Gasson Hall, room 100 at 7 p.m. Tough is the author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, which has been translated … Continue reading

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