Category Archives: Lowell Humanities Series

Candlemas Lecture

Bernard McGinn, considered one of the leading authorities on Catholic historical theology, will present the Candlemas Lecture, “Poetry, Prose and the Bible in John of the Cross,” on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, Room 101. McGinn is Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor … Continue reading

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Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett, a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author, will present “The Adventure of Civility” on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Her radio show and podcast On Being, heard on more than … Continue reading

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Immunity and fear

Eula Biss will present “On Immunity: A Reading and Conversation” on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Biss is the author of best seller On Immunity: An Inoculation, which addresses a chronic condition of fear: of the government, … Continue reading

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Cartoonist Roz Chast

A prominent cartoonist who joined The New Yorker in 1978, Roz Chast has established herself as one of our greatest artistic chroniclers of the anxieties, superstitions, furies, insecurities and surreal imaginings of modern life. She will discuss her graphic memoir, … Continue reading

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Poet Major Jackson

Award-winning poet Major Jackson will read from his work on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. Jackson is the author of four poetry collections, Roll Deep, Holding Company and Hoops — both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary … Continue reading

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Evicted

Matthew Desmond, author of the New York Times bestseller, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Penguin/Random House, 2016), will give a talk on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Drawn on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly … Continue reading

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Poet Afaa Michael Weaver

Award-winning poet Afaa Michael Weaver will give a talk on Apr. 6 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. He has published more than 10 poetry collections, including City of Eternal Spring, winner of 2015 Phillis Wheatley Book Award, and The Government … Continue reading

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