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John L. Mahoney

Remembering John Mahoney (1928–2015)


The University’s inaugural Rattigan Professor of English shared his love of Romantic poetry, written and spoken.

James Najarian

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.

Min Hyoung Song

Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award
Professor Min Hyoung Song has won a 2014 Alpha Sigma Nu Award recognizing excellence in publishing in the humanities for his book The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American. BC News Release

Poe statue

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

Suzanne Matson

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

Dubliners Life

Bringing Dubliners to Digital Life
, 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

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Recent Faculty Publications


Caroline Bicks and Michelle Ephraim
Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas: Shakespeare, Not Stirred

BC Bookmarks

September, 2015


Kevin Ohi 
Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission 
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015


Maia McAleavey
The Bigamy Plot: Sensation and Convention in the Victorian Novel
Cambridge University Press, 2015

Children, Childhood and Irish Society

Maria Luddy and
James M. Smith (eds.)
Children, Childhood and Irish Society, 1500 to the present
Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2014

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Robert Polito

Dispatches on English major alumni
Robert Polito
, appointed President of the Poetry Foundation in Chicago.