Tag Archives: Irish

Burns Visiting Scholar Kevin Barry

Award-winning writer Kevin Barry will present “A Writer’s Apprenticeship” on April 12 at 4:30 p.m. at Burns Library. Barry, who is the Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies, will outline the forces, influences, and circumstances that have shaped him as a writer … 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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Poet Connie Roberts

The 2017 Irish Writers Series at Boston College presents award-winning poet Connie Roberts on Mar. 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Connolly House (300 Hammond St.). Roberts will read from poetry collection, Little Witness (Arlen House, 2015), which was shortlisted for the Shine/Strong … Continue reading

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Colm Tóibín

Writer Colm Tóibín will present “The Knowledge and the Power: Writing and Violence” at Boston College Mar. 16 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Tóibín is author of the acclaimed novel Brooklyn, about a young Irish immigrant in 1950s New York. The novel … 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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“Yeats & The Irish Revolutionary Era”

The Boston College 2015 Flatley Lecturer John Kelly will present “Yeats & The Irish Revolutionary Era, 1912-1923” on Apr. 23 at 4:30 p.m. in the Thompson Room of Burns Library. A leading expert on W.B. Yeats, Kelly is a longtime professor of English at Oxford … Continue reading

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Who were the Molly Maguires?

In the Oxford University Press blog, Professor of History Kevin Kenny, who specializes in the history of migration and popular protest in the Atlantic world, lists ten factoids that can help readers better understand the Molly Maguires and their place … Continue reading

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