Author Archives: Bookworm

Radical hospitality

In an era of border anxiety and increased refugees and migrants, a new book co-written by Charles Seelig Professor of Philosophy Richard Kearney and Melissa Fitzpatrick, an assistant professor of the practice in the Carroll School of Management Portico program, seeks … Continue reading

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Review of Paul Farmer’s book

Canisius Professor of Theology James Keenan, S.J., vice provost for global engagement at BC, reviewed Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History by Dr. Paul Farmer. In his new book, Farmer, the renowned physician and anthropologist who … Continue reading

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Poet Martín Espada

Poetry Days presents award-winning poet Martín Espada—whose poetry collections include The Republic of Poetry, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and Floaters, his most recent collection—at a Lowell Humanities webinar on April 14 at 7 p.m. Floaters is a topical reflection on … Continue reading

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50 years of the Campus School

Since its doors opened in 1970, the Campus School at Boston College has served some 2,500 students with special needs. The school’s vibrant 50-year history and important work has been chronicled in a new book co-authored by two of its former … Continue reading

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Book prize for Summers

Cultural historian Martin Summers, a BC professor in the History Department and in the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, has been named a recipient of the 2021 Cheiron Book Prize for his work Madness in the City of Magnificent … Continue reading

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Novelist Emma Donoghue

Novelist and screenwriter Emma Donoghue, author of the international bestseller Room, will read from and talk about her latest novel, The Pull of the Stars (Little, Brown and Co., 2020), at a Lowell Humanities webinar on April 7 at 7 … Continue reading

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A time for Kearney

The world is increasingly polarized along religious, ethnic, race, gender, class, and ideological lines. According to Richard Kearney, holder of the Charles Seelig Chair of Philosophy at Boston College, the cause of division often lies not in difference but in … Continue reading

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Legal implications for changes in marriage, adoption, divorce

A third edition of Family Law in America (Oxford University Press, 2021) by Darald and Juliet Libby Professor Emeritus Sanford Katz of BC Law School has been published. In this new edition, Katz analyses the majority and dissenting opinions in … Continue reading

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So You Want to Talk about Race

Ijeoma Oluo, author of bestseller So You Want to Talk about Race (Seal Press/Hachette Group, 2018), will give a presentation on her book on March 24 at 7 p.m. as part of the virtual Boston College Lowell Humanities series. Oluo’s … Continue reading

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The social forces that shape moral character

In his book, The Structures of Virtue and Vice (Georgetown University Press, 2021), School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor of Moral Theology Daniel J. Daly uses the lens of virtue and vice to reimagine a Catholic ethics that can … Continue reading

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