Professor Kevin Ohi is a 2013 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship award.
Professor Joe Nugent won the 2013 Teaching with New Media Award from Instructional Design and eTeaching Services. This is his second year winning. His iPhone app JoyceWays also won the Gold Medal design and production at the "Appy" Awards.
Apology to Magdalenes
English Associate Professor James Smith reflected on Taoiseach Enda Kenny's apology to victims of the Magdalene laundries in an op-ed in the Irish Times, and in interviews with New York Times, AP (via Boston Globe) and the Los Angeles Times.
Justice for Magdalenes
A new report that sheds light on the extent of state involvement with Ireland's Magdalene laundries ultimately will be remembered for whether the government responds with measures that bring justice, writes English Associate Professor James Smith, long-time advocate for the victims, in the Irish Times | He was interviewed by numerous news outlets about the report, including the New York Times, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5, Irish Independent, Irish Central and Irish Times.
Where are they now?
Dispatches on English major alumni
Robert Polito, Appointed President of the Poetry Foundation in Chicago
Robert Polito, Boston College English Major ’73 and poet, author, and critic, will receive the 2013 Boston College Arts Alumni Award. He will be on campus to participate in special programming at BC’s annual Arts Festival from April 25 to 27. more
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Min Hyoung Song
The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American
Duke University Press Books, April 2013
I SAW IT: Ilya Selvinsky and the Legacy of Bearing Witness to the Shoah
Academic Studies Press, March 2013
The End of the Point: A Novel
HarperCollins Publishers, March 2013
Playing in Time: Essays, Profiles, and Other True Stories
University of Chicago Press, September 2012
Kalpana Rahita Seshadri
HumAnimal: Race, Law, Language
University of Minnesota Press, May 2012
Epitaphs for the Journey: New, Selected and Revised Poems
Wipf and Stock,