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The tale of Arthur the Theologian

Arthur the Theologian and his encounter with Burns Library’s copy of the Douai Bible, the first Modern English bible, gained some modest fame in 2013 thanks to a post in the Burns Library’s blog. Arthur the Theologian returned to the … Continue reading

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The Privately Printed Bible

The Privately Printed Bible: Private & Fine Press Editions of Biblical Texts in the British Isles and North America, 1892-2000 (Oak Knoll Press) by Boston College alumnus Ronald D. Patkus is the first book to offer a broad survey of … Continue reading

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Flann O’Brien exhibit at Burns Library

The John J. Burns Library at Boston College is highlighting Irish novelist, playwright, and satirist Flann O’Brien in an exhibit on display now through June 8. “Genius of Genre: The Pen Names and Personas of Flann O’Brien” will examine O’Brien, [the pseudonym … Continue reading

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Burns Scholar Lecture

Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Ciaran O’Neill will present a public lecture on “Love, Power, and Consent in pre-famine Ireland: a Dublin Courtship” on Nov. 6 at 4:30 p.m. in Burns Library. O’Neill has been conducting a study, with Juliana … Continue reading

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Book launch: Cambridge History of Ireland

Boston College will host a launch of  The Cambridge History of Ireland on Sept. 20 at Burns Library. Written by a team of more than 100 leading historians from around the world, The Cambridge History of Ireland is the most comprehensive and … Continue reading

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Civil War letters of an Irish immigrant

Ellen B. Alden’s historical novel Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke tells the story of an Irish farmer who emigrated to West Springfield, Massachusetts to escape the ravages of the Great Famine and later faced the desolation of Civil War battlefields in Virginia … Continue reading

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The war poets at Rapallo

Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Lauren Arrington will present “‘Shell-shocked Walt Whitmans’: W.B. Yeats and the War Poets at Rapallo” on Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m. in Burns Library’s Irish Room. Arrington’s lecture will revisit W.B. Yeats’s attitude toward the … Continue reading

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