Tag Archives: Irish

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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Pennsylvania mines

History Professor Kevin Kenny, author of the book Making Sense of the Molly Maguires, took part in Mining History Week in Pennsylvania last week. The week’s events focused on the victims of the Knox Mine Disaster of January 22, 1959, as … Continue reading

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Writer Colm Toibin

Award-winning author Colm Tóibín, considered one of the foremost Irish novelists of his generation, will speak on Apr. 14 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 008.  He is the author of six novels (Brooklyn, The South, The Heather Blazing, … Continue reading

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James Joyce and cinema

The Boston Joyce Forum will present “Joyce, Cinema, and History,” a lecture by John McCourt of Università Roma Tre. Director of the Trieste Joyce School, McCourt is the editor of Roll Away the Reel World: James Joyce and the Cinema … Continue reading

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