Tag Archives: Romance Languages Dept

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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The historical Ignatius of Loyola

Robert Aleksander Maryks, associate director of BC’s Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, has edited A Companion to Ignatius of Loyola: Life, Writings, Spirituality, Influence (Brill, 2014), a book about the historical Ignatius of Loyola. It seeks to place Loyola’s life, his writings, and spirituality … Continue reading

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Conflict Bodies

Régine Michelle Jean-Charles, an assistant professor in the Romance Languages and Literatures Department who also teaches in the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, will talk about her new book Conflict Bodies: The Politics of Rape Representation in the Francophone Imaginary (The Ohio … Continue reading

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Shrayer on Vasily Grossman

Soviet writer Vasily Grossman bore witness to the horrors of Russia’s World War II and the Shoah and deserves a place in literary history, according to Boston College Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer, who recommends the best … Continue reading

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Dante’s Divine Comedy

In 2000, the Italian section of Boston College Romance Languages and Literatures Department launched the ambitious “Lectura Dantis” series: public readings of Dante’s epic poem, Divine Comedy. Considered one of the world’s great works of literature, the 14th-century narrative poem … Continue reading

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Irony fuels critical debate

What is it about irony–as both an object of philosophical reflection and a literary technique—that fuels critical debate? Boston College Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Kevin Newmark examines this question in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to … Continue reading

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Pottermania

With the premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” just days away, the Boston Globe and GateHouse News Service highlight a new book about the Harry Potter series by Boston College Romance Languages and Literatures Professor Emerita … Continue reading

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