Lowell Humanities Series
“There is nothing like an author reading from his or her own works,” said Francis Sweeney, S.J., who founded what is now the Lowell Humanities Series in 1957. Among the distinguished writers, artists, performers, and scholars the series has brought to Boston College have been Robert Frost, Margaret Mead, T.S. Eliot, Maya Angelou, Robert Penn Warren, Joyce Carol Oates, Susan Sontag, and Seamus Heaney.
Carlo Rotella, director of American Studies and professor of English, directs the Lowell Humanities Series. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Katie Daily-Bruckner at 617-552-2203 or email@example.com with any questions.
Many recent Lowell Humanities Series events are available at Boston College Front Row.
All events are free and open to the public. Directions and parking information.
The Lowell Humanities Series is sponsored by the Lowell Institute, Boston College's Institute for the Liberal Arts, and the Provost's Office.
April 9, 2014
Emma Donoghue: Slippery Characters: Writing Historical Fiction in the Information Age
Born in Dublin in 1969 and now living with her family in Canada, Emma Donoghue is the award-winning author of the novels Room, The Sealed Letter, Landing, Life Mask, Slammerkin, Hood and Stir-fry; short-story collections Astray, Three and a Half Deaths, Touchy Subjects, The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, and Kissing the Witch; and literary history including Inseparable, We Are Michael Field, and Passions Between Women, as well as two literary history anthologies that span the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. Frog Music, her new novel, will be published in Spring 2014.
November 12, 2014: Peter Fallon
March 18, 2015: Diarmaid Ferritter
March 26: George Packer
March 19: Michael Bérubé
March 12: Tracy Kidder
February 20: Tracy K. Smith