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The twilight of Modernity

Professor of English Emeritus Paul Mariani has spent 50 years writing poetry that celebrates the vibrant sacramentality of life in the twilight of Modernity. His new book, The Mystery of It All: The Vocation of Poetry in the Twilight of … Continue reading

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Ricco Siasoco returns

Writer and educator Ricco Villanueva Siasoco will read from his short story collection, The Foley Artist, on Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. Siasoco is a member of the board of trustees at Kundiman, a national … Continue reading

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Professor and alumnus honored

Professor of English Suzanne Matson’s novel Ultraviolet, which chronicles the disappointments and dilemmas of the women of one family across 80 years, was selected by the Massachusetts Center for the Book as a 2018 “Must Reads” fiction title. Areas of … Continue reading

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Banville & Ford

Boston College will host two award-winning authors and friends, John Banville and Richard Ford, for a writers talk on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 110. Irish writer Banville has written 17 novels, including The Sea (winner … Continue reading

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Dean’s Colloquium: Carlo Rotella

The Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Colloquium will feature Professor of English and author Carlo Rotella, who will discuss his new book The World is Always Coming to An End (University of Chicago Press). For his book, Rotella … Continue reading

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Big Giant Floating Head

Big Giant Floating Head (Melville House, June, 2019) by BC Associate Professor of the Practice of English Christopher Boucher is described by the publisher as a “daring, dazzling account of a man’s struggle with love, loss and redemption.” After his … Continue reading

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The old neighborhood

In his new book, Professor of English Carlo Rotella mixes journalism and memoir to write about his hometown, Chicago, and about the greater question of what defines a neighborhood. Rotella interviewed current and former residents of the neighborhood where he … Continue reading

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