Tag Archives: Irish Studies

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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Irish Studies Lecture Series: Julia Wright

The 2017 Thomas J. Flatley Irish Studies Lecture Series presents University Research Professor at Dalhousie University Julia M. Wright who will give a talk on “Supporting the Female Right to Literature: Irish Writing on Education & Authorship, 1775-1830.” Her lecture will take place April … Continue reading

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Anne Enright

Fiction Days presents Anne Enright, the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction, on Mar. 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, Room 100. Enright is an award-winning writer of novels, essays, and short stories. Her novel The Gathering won the Man Booker … Continue reading

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The value of Beckett

Boston College holds a major archive of the work of Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett, one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. On Oct. 27, Professor Ronan McDonald of the University of New South Wales, Australia, a leading authority on the … Continue reading

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Poetry reading in honor of Burns Scholar

An event will be held Oct. 18 to celebrate the publication of Leabhar Na hAthghabbhála: Poems of Repossession (2016), an anthology of Gaelic poems and English translations from the past 50 years, edited by Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Louis de Paor. Poets … Continue reading

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Beatlebone

Irish author Kevin Barry will read from his new novel, Beatlebone (Canongate, 2015), on Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. in Connolly House at  300 Hammond St. Beatlebone imagines a trip by former Beatle John Lennon to Ireland’s west coast in 1978. Earlier … Continue reading

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