Tag Archives: Center for Irish Programs

Roots of Gothic fiction

Jim Shanahan of Dublin City University will present “Suffering Rebellion: Ireland and the Roots of Gothic Fiction” on Nov. 2 at 4:00 p.m. in Connolly House on Hammond Street. Shanahan has published widely on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century fiction, with particular emphasis on Irish historical … Continue reading

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Violence, Politics and Catholicism in Ireland

Violence, Politics and Catholicism in Ireland (Four Courts Press, 2016) is a collection of essays that looks at the interrelated themes of Catholicism, violence and politics in the Irish context in the 19th and 20th centuries. Authored by Director of Irish … Continue reading

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Book reviews

Several members of the Boston College community have written book reviews recently. Mike Cronin, academic director of BC-Ireland, reviewed Paul Rouse’s Sport and Ireland: A History for the Irish Times. Father Kenneth R. Himes, OFM, associate professor of theology, reviewed … Continue reading

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Novelists and politicians

Boston College’s Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies James H. Murphy will present “Novelists and Politicians in 19th-Century Ireland” on Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Thompson Room of Burns Library. Murphy is a leading scholar of 19th-century Ireland who has authored, or … Continue reading

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Dubliners Bookshelf

Department of English doctoral student Andrew Kuhn has edited Dubliners Bookshelf, a digital exploration into the books of James Joyce’s Dubliners.  The website collects and organizes texts cited in Joyce’s short story collection, including Walter Scott’s The Abbot, Lord Byron’s Poems, and the Maynooth … Continue reading

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Journalism—The First Draft of History?

John Horgan, the Burns Library Visiting Scholar, will give a public lecture Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m. on “Journalism—The First Draft of History?” Typically treated by historians as a secondary source—and not necessarily a reliable one—journalism is now being studied … Continue reading

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Evangelicalism & Ulster literature

Boston College Burns Library Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Terence Brown will present “Amazing Grace: Evangelicalism & Ulster Literature” on Apr. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the Thompson Room of Burns Library. Brown will talk about some significant conversion narratives, such as … Continue reading

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