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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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Melville and the Aesthetics of Radical Democracy

Wake Forest University Associate Professor of English Jennifer Greiman will present “Ruthless, Militant, Round: On Melville and the Aesthetics of Radical Democracy” on Feb. 6 at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. Greiman is the author of Democracy’s Spectacle: Sovereignty and Public Life … Continue reading

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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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New from Suzanne Matson

In her new novel, Ultraviolet (Catapult, 2018), BC Professor of English Suzanne Matson tells the story of three generations of women, shining a light on the complexities of marriage, motherhood, aging, and the end of life. Spanning 80 years and two countries, … Continue reading

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Privacy is endangered

An executive’s corpse is discovered in a Minneapolis wetland, and with it the photo of a girl. Is she unconscious or dead? Detectives Erik Jansson and Deb Metzger take on the investigation in a new book by Boston College alumna Priscilla … Continue reading

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Cut Time, one of the best

Cut Time, the 2003 book by Professor of English Carlo Rotella that chronicles his immersion in the boxing world, has been cited as one of the five best sports books of all time by Gordon Marino, author of The Existentialist’s Survival Guide, for a piece in … Continue reading

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