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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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Novelists and politicians

Boston College’s Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies James H. Murphy will present “Novelists and Politicians in 19th-Century Ireland” on Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Thompson Room of Burns Library. Murphy is a leading scholar of 19th-century Ireland who has authored, or … Continue reading

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Power in 19th-century Britain and Ireland

Ciaran O’Neill, Ussher lecturer in history at Trinity College, Dublin, will conduct a seminar titled “Power in 19th-Century Britain and Ireland” on Nov. 12 from noon to 2 p.m. at Connolly House. O’Neill is president of the Society for the Study … Continue reading

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Yeats & Irish Romanticism

University College Cork Professor Claire Connolly will present “Counting on the Past: Yeats and Irish Romanticism” on Nov. 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Connolly House, 300 Hammond St. Connolly’s research and teaching interests include Irish writing; the novel in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; romanticism … Continue reading

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Review: The BBC’s ‘Irish Troubles’

It is hard to convey to people in the second decade of the twenty-first century, many of whom have no memory of the daily murder and mayhem that was Northern Ireland in the 1970s and 1980s, just how hugely disruptive … Continue reading

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The Mark and the Void

Irish author Paul Murray will make a campus appearance on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. in Connolly House, 300 Hammond St. to mark the publication of his newest novel, The Mark and the Void (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015). His previous novels … Continue reading

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Inaugural Adele Dalsimer lecture

Literary critic and Boston College alumna Margaret Kelleher, a professor at University College Dublin, will present “Focla Dégheanach (Dying Words): The Execution of Myles Joyce (Galway, 1882) and Its Continuing Legacy” at BC’s inaugural Adele Dalsimer Lecture on Oct. 1 at … Continue reading

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