Category Archives: Boston College Authors

Adam Smith’s insights on living a good life

Professor of Political Science Ryan Patrick Hanley discussed his book Our Great Purpose: Adam Smith on Living a Better Life (Princeton University Press, 2019) at a virtual event hosted by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. In … Continue reading

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Immigrants and trauma

Immigrants face a dangerous mix of rising nationalism and xenophobia, alarming rates of displacement within and across nations, war, trafficking, terrorism, and deportation. Multiple traumas stem from these experiences and can be exacerbated by interpersonal violence and other forms of … Continue reading

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Follow the meter

Boston College Associate Professor of English Eric Weiskott challenges the divide between medieval and modern literature in his new book, Meter and Modernity in English Verse, 1350-1650 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020). He argues that the traditional periodization of literature … Continue reading

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Studying Ireland, after the 2008 financial crisis

The new Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies (Routledge, 2020) explores how Ireland and, by extension, the scholarly approaches to understanding Ireland have been transformed since the global financial crisis of 2008. The volume was edited by BC Ireland Academic … Continue reading

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Paul the Apostle

Boston College Professor Emeritus of Theology Harvey Egan, S.J., a renowned expert on Christian mysticism, has released an audio series that illuminates the mysticism of Saint Paul. In The Apostle Paul: Christianity’s Original Mystic, Fr. Egan educates listeners about the … Continue reading

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Super polluters

Award-winning BC environmental sociologist Andrew Jorgenson¬†and colleagues Don Grant (University of Colorado Boulder) and Wesley Longhofer (Emory University) have published a groundbreaking global analysis of approximately 20,000 fossil-fueled power plants across more than 160 countries. In Super Polluters: Tackling the … Continue reading

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Essay in honor of Fouad Ajami

Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Chair of the Department of Eastern, Slavic, and German Studies Franck Salameh is the author of the essay “And If He Were Here Today,” an encomium to scholar, teacher, and mentor Fouad Ajami. Salameh … Continue reading

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A path to forgiveness

True forgiveness can be complicated because the pain of betrayal, loss, deception, and personal attack clings tightly to a person’s emotions, memories, and bodies. In The Ignatian Guide to Forgiveness (Loyola Press, 2020), Boston College Professor of Philosophy Marina Berzins … Continue reading

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Mask manifesto

An expert in the intersection of science, medicine, and law, Boston College Law School Associate Professor Dean Hashimoto provides a clear and compelling argument in favor of mask wearing to fight the spread of COVID in his new book, The … Continue reading

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Book prize for Lucas

Associate Professor of Music Ann E. Lucas has been awarded the 2020 Bruno Nettl Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology for her book, Music of a Thousand Years: A New History of Persian Musical Traditions (University of California Press, 2019). … Continue reading

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