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Irish-language playwrights

Irish-language theatre has at times been on the fringes of Ireland’s cultural landscape, but in his new book Boston College Professor of English Philip O’Leary shines a light on five significant Irish-language playwrights of the 20th century and charts the … Continue reading

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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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