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The Sociable City

Boston College alumnus Jamin Creed Rowan will discuss his book, The Sociable City: An American Intellectual Tradition (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017), on Oct. 30 in Devlin Hall, room 100 at 4:30 p.m. In his book, Rowan investigates the history of … Continue reading

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Lessons from Piers Plowman

Higher education has become a polarizing topic in U.S. politics, but the underlying issues—who should be taught, what should be taught, and to what end—stretch back to the Middle Ages, according to Assistant Professor of English Eric Weiskott. In a … Continue reading

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Reading by Donal Ryan

Award-winning novelist and short story author Donal Ryan will read from a selection of works on Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. Ryan was awarded a 2015 European Union Prize for Literature. His debut novel, The Spinning Heart, was honored … Continue reading

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Ambrose of Milan

Enchantment and Creed in the Hymns of Ambrose of Milan (Oxford University Press, 2016) by School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Brian P. Dunkle, S.J., offers the first critical overview of the hymns of Ambrose of Milan in the context … Continue reading

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Artist Hartmut Austen

Here R More (Good Weather, 2016) is a book that showcases the work of visual artist Hartmut Austen, an assistant professor in the Art, Art History, and Film Department. The book collaborators are Haynes Riley (design) and Ruben Nusz (text). Austen, who … Continue reading

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Protagoras’ Challenge to Socrates

One of the central challenges to contemporary political philosophy is the apparent impossibility of arriving at any commonly agreed upon “truths.”  To understand the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary radical relativism, scholars turn to the sophists of antiquity—the most famous … Continue reading

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Burns Visiting Scholar Kevin Barry

Award-winning writer Kevin Barry will present “A Writer’s Apprenticeship” on April 12 at 4:30 p.m. at Burns Library. Barry, who is the Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies, will outline the forces, influences, and circumstances that have shaped him as a writer … Continue reading

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