Category Archives: Guest Authors

A Catholic intellectual amid many religions

Francis X. Clooney, S.J., the Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology at Harvard Divinity School, will present the Candlemas Lecture titled “On the Edge: Reflections on Being a Catholic Intellectual amid Many Religions” at Boston College on … Continue reading

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The Seductions of Sovereignty

Seyla Benhabib, a senior research scholar and adjunct professor of law at Columbia Law School and an affiliate faculty member in the Columbia University Department of Philosophy and a senior fellow at the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, will … Continue reading

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The cost of racism

Economic and social policy expert Heather McGhee, author of the best-selling book The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, will present a Lowell Humanities Series Lecture on October 26 at 7 p.m. in … Continue reading

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The centenary of the Irish Civil War

The Irish Civil War of 1922-1923—a wrenching, destructive run-up to the establishment of an independent Ireland—has long persisted in the national Irish memory, despite efforts to downplay or outright erase it from official discourse. Irish historian Síobhra Aiken has written … Continue reading

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Ocean Vuong

The Lowell Humanities Series will host best-selling writer Ocean Vuong on October 19 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Vuong’s latest work is Time is a Mother, deeply intimate poetry collection in which Vuong searches for life among … Continue reading

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Why Structural Racism Persists

Legal scholar Natsu Taylor Saito will talk about her book Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law: Why Structural Racism Persists on October 6 at 7 p.m. in Gasson, room 100. Saito is Regents’ Professor Emerita at Georgia State University’s College … Continue reading

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Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman

A conversation with Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman will take place September 28 at 7 p.m. in Robsham Theater*. Mouly and Spiegelman co-founded the groundbreaking comics anthology Raw. Together they also edited the New York Times-bestselling Little Lit series and the TOON Treasury … Continue reading

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Ada Limón

Ada Limón will give a reading from her acclaimed poetry collection, The Carrying, on April 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. The Carrying won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry and was named one of … Continue reading

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After Genocide

How can any population move on from the experience of genocide? How can such events be memorialized in a way that is productive and even healing for survivors? The Center for Human Rights and International Justice will host a talk … Continue reading

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Kevin Barry

Award-winning writer Kevin Barry will give a lecture on the influence of place, dialect, and hauntedness in his fiction on April 6 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Barry is the author of the novels City of Bohane, Beatlebone, and Night … Continue reading

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