Humanities Series is Set

Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, economist and statesman Garret FitzGerald, and novelist Tobias Wolff are among those featured in this year's Lowell Lecture Humanities Series, which is celebrating its 40th year of bringing renowned artists, poets, authors and dramatists to campus. Heaney, who this month was named winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize for Literature, will make his fifth Humanities Series appearance on campus during the spring at a date to be determined.

On Sunday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. in Devlin 101, John Moore, professor of art at Boston University, will lecture on "Urban Landscapes: Visions and Revisions" in conjunction with the current exhibition of his work at the Museum of Art. He will discuss his technique of developing a painting through editing and re-editing and illustrate the process through slides.

Garret FitzGerald, former prime minister of Ireland, will speak on Monday, Oct. 23 on "Peace in Ireland: Prospect and Promise" at 8 p.m. in Devlin 008. FitzGerald was a leading force in the early talks between the Irish and British governments concerning peace in Northern Ireland. He received an honorary degree from the University in 1987.

On Monday, Nov. 13, Jim Forest, who has published a biography of Thomas Merton titled Living with Wisdom , will present "Merton in His Time" in Gasson 100 at 8 p.m. A sampling of Merton's letters and manuscripts comprise one of Burns Library's special collections.

The fall series will end on Tuesday, Dec. 5 with Tobias Wolff, author of In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War and This Boy's Life , who will read from his works at 8 p.m. in McGuinn 121. He is a professor of English at Syracuse University.

In addition to Heaney, the spring semester features poet Robert Pinskey, who will read from his works on Wednesday, March 27 at 8 p.m. in Gasson 100. The Yale Russian Chorus - in its 27th appearance at Boston College - will appear on Friday, April 26 in Gasson 100 at 8 p.m.

-S.H.

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