Tag Archives: Irish Studies

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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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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