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The general outlines of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s life are fairly well known—that living in Hampstead he attended Dr. Dyne’s Highgate School (becoming a Cholmeleian, named after Highgate’s first headmaster, Sir. Roger Cholmeley) where he won a scholarship to the prestigious … Continue reading
As the Bookbuilders of Boston intern at the Burns Library for this year, I’ve been able to learn about the variety of collections housed within the library and spend some of my time focusing on the works that interest me … Continue reading
The Studies in Poetry class at Boston College has been in existence for at least four decades, but a similar course was also once offered at Boston College within the English department. The class was called Craft of Poetry when it was taught … Continue reading
On September 21, 1761, the Italian Jesuit Gabriel Malagrida was led into the Rossio Square in downtown Lisbon, but Malagrida took little notice of the elegant plaza. The seventy-three year-old stepped out into the Rossio wearing the sanbenito, the smock … Continue reading
Boston College is a liberal arts university. Each undergraduate student is required to take classes in history, science, mathematics, foreign language, theology, social science, philosophy, English and cultural diversity, unless he or she was lucky enough to “AP out” with … Continue reading
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a review of selected Burns Library exhibits, blog posts and Flickr sets that showcase materials from the Burns Library’s Irish Collection. If you missed the post about the Burns Library’s Seamus Heaney exhibit … Continue reading
Seeing Things and Celebrating Friendships in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney is a Burns Library Exhibit, now on display in the Margaret Ford Tower. This exhibit is available for viewing whenever the Burns Library is open from February 14 – March … Continue reading
Terence Brown is a distinguished scholar, teacher and literary critic in the area of Anglo-Irish literature. Though born in China his nationality is Irish. He grew up in the north of Ireland and attended the Sullivan Upper School in Holywood, … Continue reading