Tag Archives: Irish Studies

Bloodshed, borders and Brexit

Historian Alvin Jackson, who served as the 1996-97 Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies at Boston College, will present “The Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2017: Bloodshed, Borders and Brexit” on Apr. 10 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room … Continue reading

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The other Wilde trial

Eibhear Walshe, director of creative writing and senior lecturer at University College Cork, will present “The Other Wilde Trial – The Mary Travers Scandal” on Oct. 23 in Connolly House. In his novel, The Diary of Mary Travers, Walshe imagines … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Global Revolution?

To what extent should the Irish revolution of 1919-23 be understood as part of a global—as well as national—story? Fearghal McGarry, a professor at Queen’s University Belfast, will give a talk on Sept. 12 that examines how the Easter Rising has … Continue reading

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Savage’s book on the shortlist

Boston College Robert Savage’s book The BBC’s ‘Irish Troubles’: Television, Conflict and Northern Ireland has been named to the shortlist for the 25th Christopher Ewart-Biggs Literary Prize. The winner of the prize, named for the British ambassador to Ireland who was murdered … Continue reading

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The war poets at Rapallo

Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Lauren Arrington will present “‘Shell-shocked Walt Whitmans’: W.B. Yeats and the War Poets at Rapallo” on Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m. in Burns Library’s Irish Room. Arrington’s lecture will revisit W.B. Yeats’s attitude toward the … Continue reading

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Adoption, secrecy, and love

The 2017 Irish Writers Series at Boston College presents journalist Caitríona Palmer, who will read from her memoir, An Affair with My Mother: A Story of Adoption, Secrecy and Love, on April 19 at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, Room 101. Born in … Continue reading

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Does Terrorism Work?

Historian Richard English will present “Does Terrorism Work?” on April 10 at 4:00 p.m. in Devlin Hall, Room 101. English is the author of several books, including Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA,  Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland, … Continue reading

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