Boston College’s Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies James H. Murphy will present “Novelists and Politicians in 19th-Century Ireland” on Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Thompson Room of Burns Library. Murphy is a leading scholar of 19th-century Ireland who has authored, or edited, more than a dozen books, including Abject Loyalty: Nationalism and Monarchy in Ireland During the Reign of Queen Victoria and Irish Novelists and the Victorian Age. He is a professor of English and a former director of Irish Studies at DePaul University, Chicago. A reception will follow in the Irish Room of Burns Library. Sponsors: Center for Irish Programs and BC University Libraries. Read a Q&A with him in the Boston College Chronicle.