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Author Archives: John J. Burns Library
Boston, Brookline, Chestnut Hill, oh my! For those of you who just rolled your eyes at that exclamation, please feel free to stop reading here. For those out-of-towners who struggle with the ever-present debate of whether to have your family … Continue reading
As a student assistant in the Burns Library Reading Room and a graduate student in the English department at Boston College, I occasionally have the privilege of combining my scholarly interest in Victorian literature with my practical responsibilities at the … Continue reading
George V. Higgins is one of Boston College’s most notable literary alumni. Author of over thirty novels and non-fiction works, Higgins began his illustrious writing career as a BC undergraduate student. Editor of the Stylus literary magazine, writer for The … Continue reading
Imagine yourself deep in the heart of the Middle East. The sun is sweltering, and you are moving from section to section at an archaeological site, watching other workers as they trowel and sift their way through sand and dirt. … Continue reading
I became more aware of the work of Reverend Francis W. Sweeney, S.J. when I was preparing the exhibition, “It seems I am working for the Jesuits these days:” The Thomas Merton Collection at Boston College. Father Sweeney corresponded for more than … Continue reading