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Post-Soviet crime fiction

Alexei Bayer, a Russian-born economist, fiction writer, and translator, will present “Post-Soviet Crime Fiction: A Genre in Search of Identity” on Mar. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Stokes Hall, South, Room S209. He will discuss the development of the crime novel into … Continue reading

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Skipping Midnight

Rapunzel, Belle, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella return in Skipping Midnight, the third and final installment of Boston College alumna Laura Kenyon’s Desperately Ever After book series. In the series, Kenyon takes a whimsical look at the most beloved fairy tale princesses … Continue reading

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Roots of Gothic fiction

Jim Shanahan of Dublin City University will present “Suffering Rebellion: Ireland and the Roots of Gothic Fiction” on Nov. 2 at 4:00 p.m. in Connolly House on Hammond Street. Shanahan has published widely on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century fiction, with particular emphasis on Irish historical … Continue reading

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Crime stories

Crime is everywhere in the new anthology Coast to Coast: Murder from Sea to Shining Sea (Down & Out Books, 2015), co-edited by Boston College alumnus Andrew McAleer and Paul D. Marks. McAleer also has contributed to the volume. A Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading

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Why literature matters

In The Risk of Reading: How Literature Helps Us to Understand Ourselves and the World (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014), Boston College alumnus Robert Waxler contends that deep and close readings of literature can help people understand themselves and the world around them. He says people need … Continue reading

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What makes Gatsby great?

Art historian and author Charles Scribner III — the fourth generation of Scribners to oversee F. Scott Fitzgerald’s works at the family publishing house — will present “From Paradise to Party Lights: Fitzgerald and Gatsby” on Apr. 15 at 5:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Dinaw Mengestu

Award-winning writer Dinaw Mengestu, whose works chronicle the African diaspora in America, will speak on “Politics and Aesthetics in Literature,” at Boston College on Apr. 8 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Since the debut of his bestselling novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven … Continue reading

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