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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On the Trail of Harry Potter

With the final chapter of Harry Potter about to hit the big screen, Boston College Romance Languages and Literatures Professor Emerita Vera Lee has published On the Trail of Harry Potter, a literary analysis of all seven Harry Potter volumes. … Continue reading

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Illuminating Baroque artist’s life

In Domenico Bernini’s “Life of Gian Lorenzo Bernini”:  An English Translation and Critical Edition with Introduction and Commentary, BC Associate Professor of Italian Franco Mormando presents the first critical translation in any language of the complete Italian text of a … Continue reading

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