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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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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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