Author Archives: Bookworm

Book prize for Ismay

Trust Among Strangers: Friendly Societies in Modern Britain (Cambridge University Press) by Associate Professor of History Penelope Ismay, was named co-winner of the 2019 Stansky Book Prize presented by North American Conference on British Studies. The Stansky Book Prize is … Continue reading

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Remembering and forgetting

Since arriving at BC, Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Guy Beiner has seen his book, Forgetful Remembrance: Social Forgetting and Vernacular Historiography of a Rebellion in Ulster (Oxford University Press, 2018), selected for three major awards in the field … Continue reading

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Graver’s NYT Books review

Professor of English Elizabeth Graver has written a review of Niall Williams’ novel, This is Happiness, for The New York Times. In his latest work, Williams’ narrator, 78-year-old Noel Crowe, reflects back on the time he spent in his grandparents’ … Continue reading

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Nancy Paulsen Books

Boston College alumna Nancy Paulsen is president and publisher of her own imprint for young readers at Penguin publishing house, where she has worked for more than two decades. Nancy Paulsen Books publishes 15 books a year and focuses on … Continue reading

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Ethics in a world of strangers

A philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist, Kwame Anthony Appiah is a professor of philosophy and law at New York University and has an interest in political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history. He … Continue reading

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Water ethics

Christiana Zenner of Fordham University, whose research is at the nexus of fresh water ethics, ecological theory, earth science, and Catholic social teaching, will give a public lecture on Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Zenner … Continue reading

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Rejuvenation

Boston College graduate Dr. Robert Willix focuses on seven distinct causes of accelerated aging in his new book, The Rejuvenation Solution : Age in Reverse–7 Proven Medical Breakthroughs That Prevent Disease and Make You Feel Years Younger, and outlines ways … Continue reading

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