Tag Archives: Lowell Humanities Series

Telling Tales: Patience Agbabi

Poet and performer Patience Agbabi will present Telling Tales, her most recent book, on Nov. 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Agbabi has presented Telling Tales, a contemporary retelling of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, to audiences throughout the world, including in Namibia, … 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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Voices of women

Theologian Mary Catherine Hilkert, O. P. will present “The Word of God Entrusted to the Entire Church and the Voices of Women” on February 8 at 7:30 p.m. Sister Hilkert is the author of Naming Grace: Preaching and the Sacramental Imagination … Continue reading

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Why Liberal Education Matters

Wesleyan University President Michael S. Roth will present “Why Liberal Education Matters” on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, Room 100. Roth is the author of Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters (Yale University Press, 2014), a stirring plea … Continue reading

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Dinaw Mengestu

Award-winning writer Dinaw Mengestu, whose works chronicle the African diaspora in America, will speak on “Politics and Aesthetics in Literature,” at Boston College on Apr. 8 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Since the debut of his bestselling novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven … Continue reading

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Remembering the Irish Revolution

Irish historian Diarmaid Ferriter will present: “‘Scrambling for the bones of the patriot dead’: Remembering the Irish Revolution, 1913-23” on March 18 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. His publications include The Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000, Judging Dev: A Reassessment of … Continue reading

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The Colorization of America

Jeff Chang, author of the book Who We Be: The Colorization of America (St. Martin’s Press, 2014), will speak at Boston College on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 101. In Who We Be, Chang examines the … Continue reading

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