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Emancipation and illness

Jim Downs will talk about emancipation and illness in his talk titled “Dying to Be Free: The Unintended Consequences of Emancipation During the American Civil War and Reconstruction” on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in Fulton Hall, room 511. Downs … Continue reading

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Citizen poets of Boston

This month marks the launch of  The Citizen Poets of Boston: A Collection of Forgotten Poems, 1789–1820 (University Press of New England), an anthology of poetry created during the country’s post-revolution days. The poetry—the work of a generation of virtually forgotten poets who … Continue reading

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19th-century scrapbooks

One hundred and fifty years ago, scrapbooks were a way men and women articulated opinions and compiled data without writing a word. For activists who didn’t own the press, scrapbooks became a way of engaging with media. Author and cultural … Continue reading

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Rotella on Playing in Time

English Professor Carlo Rotella, director of the University’s American Studies program, was interviewed about his new book, Playing in Time, by Brendan Rapple of the BC Libraries. Take a listen. Playing in Time, featured in BC Bookmarks in October, features … Continue reading

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From Rotella: a new book, a NYT book review and two columns

According to a New York Times book review by English Professor Carlo Rotella, Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany — a collection of the author’s reporting, essays, short stories and drama– is a worthwhile read for Portis’ fans. Rotella, who also … Continue reading

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Writers and boxing

Boston College English Professor and American Studies Director Carlo Rotella is featured, along with writers Jack London, H.L. Mencken, Mike Lupica, Joyce Carol Oates, George Plimpton, Norman Mailer, and many others, in At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing, a … Continue reading

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Baseball stories

Author Lenny Cassuto will deliver a lecture on “Baseball and the Business of American Innocence” to mark the publication of his new co-edited (with Stephen Partridge) book, The Cambridge Companion to Baseball, on Apr. 19 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. … Continue reading

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