Author Archives: Bookworm

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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“Encounters: Inspiration & Conversion”

“Encounters: Inspiration & Conversion” is an exhibition that looks at encountering Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary in landscapes or settings beyond the usual Biblical locations, through Ignatian imaginative prayer. The two-part display consists of framed collages and books … Continue reading

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Memory, history, race, and the American landscape

Educator and Earth historian Lauret Savoy will give a presentation on her book Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape on March 17 at 7 p.m. The virtual Lowell Humanities Series event will include a moderated discussion and audience … Continue reading

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My ski vacation

Boston College Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer recently penned an essay for the American Jewish online magazine Tablet about his experience on a ski vacation to Italy. Shrayer is an author, editor, and translator whose … Continue reading

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Discourse Analysis Beyond the Speech Event

Stanton Wortham, Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean of the Boston College Lynch School of Education and Human Development, and co-author Angela Reyes (Hunter College and City University of New York) have released a second edition of Discourse Analysis Beyond the … Continue reading

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