Category Archives: Guest Authors

Translating Homer’s Odyssey

Composed over 2,700 years ago, Homer’s Odyssey is the second oldest extant text of Western literature and has been widely translated by prominent men of letters. In 2017, University of Pennsylvania Professor of Classical Studies Emily Wilson published the first … Continue reading

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Ireland and Shakespeare

Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Patrick Lonergan will present “Shakespeare and the Modern Irish Theatre: Staging Anglo-Irish Relations from 1916 to Brexit,” on April 10 at 4:30 p.m. in the Burns Library’s Thompson Room. A professor of drama and … Continue reading

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The Dead

The BC German Studies Program will present a reading from The Dead by Swiss author Christian Kracht on April 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. The reading will be followed by a conversation with his translator Assistant … Continue reading

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Bloodshed, borders and Brexit

Historian Alvin Jackson, who served as the 1996-97 Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies at Boston College, will present “The Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2017: Bloodshed, Borders and Brexit” on Apr. 10 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Cabrini-Green

Ben Austen, the author of High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing (HarperCollins, 2018), will give a talk at 6 p.m. on April 9 in Gasson Hall, room 301. Austen’s book, the story of Chicago’s public housing development, intertwines … Continue reading

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Exonerated

Anthony Ray Hinton, who was exonerated after spending nearly 30 years on death row, will present “Surviving Criminal Justice in America” on Apr. 3 at 4:00 p.m. in the Murray Function Room at Yawkey Center. Hinton was wrongfully convicted of … Continue reading

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Race and medicine

In Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine, author Dr. Damon Tweedy explores issues such as bias in medicine, the challenges confronting black doctors, and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients. On Mar. 28 … Continue reading

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