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Lessons from “SVU”

“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU)” is a popular American police procedural television series, watched by fans in more than 30 countries. Boston College Communication Professor Lisa Cuklanz and co-author Sujata Moorti have written the first dedicated study of “SVU” … Continue reading

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Arts Festival 2017

Boston College’s annual Arts Festival is a time for the BC community to gather and celebrate the visual, performing, and literary arts. Among the highlights in the literary arts this year are readings from seniors in the creative writing concentration (Apr. … Continue reading

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The BBC and “The Troubles”

In his new book, Associate Professor of the Practice of History Robert Savage explores how chronicling 30 years of violence and turmoil in Northern Ireland tested the integrity and independence of the BBC, one of the most trusted and respected media outlets in … Continue reading

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Emmy winner

Boston College will host “How to Write the Final Episode of 30 Rock: An Evening with Tracey Wigfield” on Apr. 7 at 7:00 pm in Devlin 008. Wigfield is a Boston College alumna and Emmy-winning writer. She is currently a writer and … Continue reading

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Live from New York

Documentary filmmaker and screenwriter Matt Sienkiewicz, an assistant professor of communication, is co-editor (with Nick Marx and Ron Becker) of the new book Saturday Night Live and American TV. The book features essays that address issues ranging from race and … Continue reading

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Donnelly Prize

Boston College History Department faculty member Robert Savage, who also teaches in the University’s Irish Studies Program, was recently awarded the 2010 James S. Donnelly, Sr. Prize for Best Book in History and Social Sciences for his book A Loss … Continue reading

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How TV transformed Irish society

In A Loss of Innocence?: Television and Irish Society, 1960-72, author Robert Savage, an adjunct associate professor of history at Boston College, explores how television helped facilitate a process of modernization that slowly transformed Irish society during the 1960s. Television … Continue reading

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