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Elizabeth Graver

A writer at work
Novelist, essayist and English Professor Elizabeth Graver, whose most recent work, The End of The Point, was longlisted for the National Book Award, talked about her inspiration and process in an interview with the Boston Globe

"Dubliners" Goes Digital 

A group of BC students in a course taught by Professor Joseph Nugent has created Digital Dubliners, a multimedia Apple iBook that uses interactive technology to guide readers through James Joyce's classic collection of short stories, which marks the centenary of its publication this year. Chronicle of Higher Education  | "These tech-savvy students are no longer mere absorbers of information...[but] makers and disseminators of knowledge to the world," writes Nugent in the Irish Times

sculpture of Edgar Allan Poe

The fate is set for a public sculpture of native son Edgar Allan Poe to be unveiled in Boston on October 5, thanks to the efforts of the Poe Foundation, chaired by English Professor Paul Lewis. WBUR "Radio Boston," Boston Magazine, WBUR "TheARTery," CBC Radio (Canada).

Suzanne Berne

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. 

photo of Amy Boesky

Author and English Associate Professor Amy Boesky is among "the leading campus celebrities who are filling real and virtual classrooms this year," identified on "The Hottest Seats in Class" list by Time Magazine.

Where are they now?

photo of Robert Polito

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

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Recent Faculty Publications

Women Writers and the Hero of Romance

Judith Wilt
Women Writers and the Hero of Romance
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

The Dogs of Littlefield

Suzanne Berne
The Dogs of Littlefield

Fig Tree/Penguin, 2013

Leaving Russia

Maxim D. Shrayer
Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story

Syracuse University Press/Library of Modern Jewish Literature, 2013

Photo of The End of the Point: A Novel

Elizabeth Graver
The End of the Point: A Novel

HarperCollins Publishers, March 2013

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