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A ringside seat

Moving beyond the typical sentimentality, romanticism, or cynicism common to writing on boxing is a new book, The Bittersweet Science: Fifteen Writers in the Gym, in the Corner, and at Ringside (Univeristy of Chicago Press, 2017), co-edited by BC Professor of … Continue reading

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Poetry reading: Kim Garica

Award-winning poet Kim Garcia, a faculty member in the English Department, will read from her new poetry collection, Drone, on April 6 at 5 p.m. in Stokes Hall S461. Drone is winner of the 2015 Backwaters Prize. Garcia is also … Continue reading

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Watch

“Watch,” a poignant poem by Professor of English Suzanne Matson, appears in the latest issue of The Cortland Review. A novelist and poet, Matson’s poetry has been published in several journals, including American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Poetry, and Salamander. … Continue reading

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Going back home

Professor of English Elizabeth Graver, author of The End of the Point and other novels, has written an essay for Tablet magazine about taking her nearly 80-year-old mother back to her childhood home in Queens, NY. Graver and her mother made an unexpected connection … Continue reading

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Drone

Kim Garcia, who teaches in the English Department, has published a new book of poetry that is a meditation on modern warfare in a technological age. Drone (The Backwaters Press, 2016) explores the human, animal, personal, and domestic aspects of wars … Continue reading

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Chaucer

In 16th-century England, poets, and dramatists read and admired the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, but so did historians, lexicographers, religious polemicists, and other readers with a professional—but not necessarily literary—interest in the English past. Megan Cook, an assistant professor of … Continue reading

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Edgar & Brigitte

When Hitler became chancellor of Germany on Janu­ary 30, 1933, there were 525,000 Jews living in Germany. By the end of that year 37,000 had left the country—including Edgar Bodenheimer and Brigitte Levy. Using an extraordinary archive of their personal journals, … Continue reading

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