Resources for Teachers and Students

We are pleased to offer the following online resources to encourage teachers and students to enhance their engagement with the Lowell Humanities Series. We encourage you to adopt our speakers' most recent book as well as shorter essays and contextual material as part of your syllabi. Additionally, the resources below can be paired or used separately to fit a single class or a longer unit. These links allow students to watch a Youtube video, or read a short essay or interview, before or after one of our events. Teachers might also consider using these resources in conjunction with evening reflection activities, or opportunities for reviews/reports during or beyond class-time. For speakers book titles, please see their bios. Articles in academic journals are available to members of the BC community through the library webpage.

Carmen Maria Machado

 

Fiction Days presents Carmen Maria Machado

Her Body and Other Parties
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7PM | Gasson Hall, Room 100

Keywords: short stories, fiction, genre, horror, science fiction

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Carmen Maria Machado

 

Fiction Days presents Carmen Maria Machado

Her Body and Other Parties
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7PM | Gasson Hall, Room 100

Keywords: short stories, fiction, genre, horror, science fiction

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James C. Scott

 

James C. Scott

“In Praise of Floods: The Study of Rivers and Civilization.”
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
7PM | Gasson Hall, Room 100

Keywords: agrarian studies, history, anarchy, Asia, food studies

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https://politicalscience.yale.edu/people/james-scott
 

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Francisco Cantú

 

Francisco Cantú

The Line Becomes a River
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
7PM | Gasson Hall, Room 100

Keywords: immigration, border patrol, current events, memoir, non-fiction

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Alvin Jackson


Alvin Jackson

The survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2017:  Bloodshed, borders and Brexit
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
7PM | Gasson Hall, Room 100

Keywords: history, Brexit

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Carrie Mae Weems

 

Carrie Mae Weems

“‘Don’t Let Me Be Lonely’: A Lecture by Carrie Mae Weems”
September 10, 2018
7:00 p.m. • Devlin Hall, Room 110

Keywords: art, photography, video, cultural identity, class, power, sexism, race, activism

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Charles Sennott
Marlon James
C. Dale Young
Rebecca Solnit
Ruth Rubio Marin

 

 

Ruth Rubio Marin

Reparations for Historic Institutional Violence: Learning from Transitional Justice?
November 1, 2018
7:00 p.m. • Gasson Hall, Room 100

Keywords: transitional justice, history, institutional violence, constitutional law, human rights, feminism 


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Michael Sandel
Werner Jeanrond

 

Annual Candlemas Lecture: Werner Jeanrond

Hopes, Hope and Radical Hope: Christian Hope and the Praxis of Love
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
7PM • Devlin Hall, Room 101

Keywords: theology, hope, theology of love

 

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Shorter Pieces/Teachable Texts

  • “Love and Eschatology.” Dialog vol. 50, no. 1 (2011), pp. 53-65.
  • “Biblical Challenges to a Theology of Love.” Biblical Interpretation vol. 11, no. 3 (2003), pp. 640-653.
Martha Nussbaum

 

Martha Nussbaum

Fear, Anger, Democracy: Our Need for the Liberal Arts 
Celebrating 10 Years of the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Boston College
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
7PM | Gasson Hall, Room 100

Keywords: political philosophy, liberals arts, ethics

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