Author Archives: Bookworm

CWBC presents Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, will be the featured speaker at the Council for Women of Boston College Colloquium on Oct. 18. Girls Who Code works to inspire, educate, and equip girls for opportunities in computer … Continue reading

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Alumnus poet C. Dale Young

BC alumnus C. Dale Young, a poet and writer, will read from his work on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101.  Young is the author of four poetry collections, including Torn and The Halo,  and his novel … Continue reading

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Divorce in the time of Joyce

Was divorce a realistic possibility for Leopold and Molly Bloom? Peter Kuch, the Eamon Cleary Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Otago in New Zealand, will give a talk Oct. 16 on his groundbreaking book, Irish Divorce/Joyce’s Ulysses … Continue reading

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John Paul II Lecture

Amy-Jill Levine will present “Christian Privilege, Christian Fragility, and the Gospel of John: How American Race Relations Inform Jewish-Christian Dialogue” on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. in Stokes Hall South Auditorium S195. Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish … Continue reading

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Playwright Marcus Gardley

Poet-playwright Marcus Gardley will present a talk on “The Black God,” at Robsham Theater on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Gardley’s plays and musicals — which often center on African American history and allegory — have been performed around the country … Continue reading

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What happened to the dead?

In the time of the Great Famine in Ireland, the rituals surrounding wakes and burial were often abandoned. Centenary University Associate Professor of History Breandan Mac Suibhne will discuss “Mortuary Practice in the Time of the Famine: Ireland, 1846-52” on … Continue reading

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Canonization in America

Canonization may be fundamentally about holiness, but it is never only about holiness.  In the U.S., it was often about the ways in which Catholics defined, defended, and celebrated their identities as Americans. On Oct. 11, Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director … Continue reading

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