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Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

Professor Boris Lanin of  the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow will present “Tolstoy and Dostoevsky: Why Do Russian Secondary School Students Read and Study Them?” on Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. in Lyons Hall, room 207. A scholar of Russian-Jewish … Continue reading

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Divorce in the time of Joyce

Was divorce a realistic possibility for Leopold and Molly Bloom? Peter Kuch, the Eamon Cleary Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Otago in New Zealand, will give a talk Oct. 16 on his groundbreaking book, Irish Divorce/Joyce’s Ulysses … Continue reading

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The manuscript in the digital age

Medieval literature scholar Elaine Treharne, a keen advocate and critic of the use of digital technologies in the classroom and in research, will present “Momentary Presence and Manuscript Permanence in Digital Space” on Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m.in Higgins Hall, room … Continue reading

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Sherry Kafka Wagner

Nationally renowned urban planner, exhibition designer, and author Sherry Kafka Wagner will present “What the Best College Students Do: Reading, Writing, Creating. A Personal Account” on Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Higgins Hall, room 300. Wagner is the author of the novel, Hannah Jackson, … Continue reading

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Yeats and Afterwords

Associate Professor of English Marjorie Howes is a contributor to and co-editor (with  Joseph Valente) of Yeats and Afterwords (University of Notre Dame Press, 2014). The book’s contributors articulate Nobel Prize winner W. B. Yeats’s powerful, multi-layered sense of belatedness as … Continue reading

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Why literature matters

In The Risk of Reading: How Literature Helps Us to Understand Ourselves and the World (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014), Boston College alumnus Robert Waxler contends that deep and close readings of literature can help people understand themselves and the world around them. He says people need … Continue reading

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