In Memoriam: Boston College Rattigan Professor of English Emeritus
John Mahoney Sr.
Honored for Poetry
The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers has honored Associate Professor James Najarian, who specializes in Romantic and Victorian poetry and nonfiction prose, with its Stephen J. Meringoff Writing Award in Poetry.
Poe Now in Boston "Evermore"
A statue of native son Edgar Allan Poe was dedicated in Boston, the culmination of a weekend of Poe-related festivities and years of campaigning by Professor Paul Lewis, to bring the author to a permanent place of prominence in the city of his birth. New York Times | WBUR "The Artery" | Boston Globe | Boston Herald | Boston Innovation | Time | BC News Release
The Story of "Pie"
Set in post World War II America, "Pie" depicts the thrill and danger inherent in the American dream of unrestricted liberty. Written by Professor Suzanne Matson, the story has been published as part of the Ploughshares Solos series. BC Bookmarks
Bringing Dubliners to Digital Life
Dubliners, a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce about Irish urban life published 100 years ago, is an unlikely launching pad for a pedagogical revolution. But don't tell that to Associate Professor Joe Nugent who, with his students, is pioneering technological change by bringing the stories to digital life. WGBH News | New Yorker
A writer at work
Novelist, essayist and English Professor Elizabeth Graver, whose most recent work, The End of The Point, longlisted for the National Book Award, talked about her inspiration and process in an interview with the Boston Globe.
Suzanne Berne's fourth novel, The Dogs of Littlefield, has been long-listed for the Baileys Prize, formerly the Orange Prize, the UK’s most prestigious annual book award for fiction written by a woman. Her first novel, A Crime in the Neighborhood, won the prize in 1999.
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Recent Faculty Publications
Caroline Bicks and Michelle Ephraim
Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas: Shakespeare, Not Stirred
Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015
The Bigamy Plot: Sensation and Convention in the Victorian Novel
Cambridge University Press, 2015
Maria Luddy and
James M. Smith (eds.)
Children, Childhood and Irish Society, 1500 to the present
Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014
Yeats and Afterwords
University of Notre Dame Press, 2014
Losing Touch with Nature: Literature and the New Science in Sixteenth-Century England
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014
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