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Kearney

Richard Kearney 
Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy, Philosophy Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. University of Paris 

A scholar, essayist, activist, poet, novelist, and television talk-show host in Ireland in the 1980s and 1990s, Kearney was involved in drafting a number of proposals for a Northern Irish peace agreement and in speechwriting for Irish President Mary Robinson. Author of numerous books, including Strangers, Gods, and Monsters: Interpreting Otherness; The God Who May Be: A Hermeneutics of Religion and Postnationalist Ireland: Politics, Literature, Philosophy. Courses have included: "Philosophy of Imagination."

617.552.3874
kearneyr@bc.edu
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O'LearyPhilip O'Leary
Professor, English Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. Harvard University

Irish literature and culture, including poetry and theater; Gaelic language. Early Irish saga literature; literature of the Irish cultural renaissance. Author of books including Ideology and Innovation: The Prose and Literature of the Gaelic Revival, 1881-1921.

617.552.3724
philip.oleary@bc.edu
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SavageRobert Savage, Jr.
Associate Professor of the Practice, History Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. Boston College

Irish political and cultural history; current events in Ireland and Northern Ireland; film and media in Ireland and Britain. Founder and curator of the Boston College Irish Film Series. Author of the books Ireland in the New Century: Politics, Culture and Identity and Irish Television: the Political and Social Origins. Courses have included: "Unrest in Ireland", "Ireland Since the Famine", "19th Century Ireland," "Twentieth Century Ireland: A Political and Social History."

617.552.3966
savager@bc.edu
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James Smith

James Smith
Associate Professor, English Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. Boston College

Irish literature and culture, especially contemporary narrative, and cultural studies; children in Irish society and how the meaning of childhood in Ireland has changed over time. Author of the book, Ireland's Magdalen Laundries and the Nation's Architecture of Containment. Serves on the Justice for Magdalenes advisory committee. Courses have included: "Twentieth Century Irish Fiction," "American Literary History," "Contemporary Fiction: Britain and Ireland," "Major Irish Writers."

617.552.1596
smithbt@bc.edu
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