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Monday, November 15, 2010

Three Irish Novelists

At 6pm on Tuesday, November 30th, the Villanova University Irish Studies Program will be sponsoring readings from three of Ireland's most notable novelists. Establishing their international reputations, Kevin Barry, Claire Kilroy, and Paul Murray (longlisted for the 2010 Booker Prize) will read from recent works, There Are Little Kingdoms, All Names Have Been Changed, and Skippy Dies.

This event will take place at the Villanova University Falvey Library Lounge, located on the first floor. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thesis and Field Exam Seminar

On Monday, November 15th, Dr. Jean Lutes will host a thesis and field exam seminar. Dr. Lutes will detail the necessary requirements, deadlines, and format for each option, as well as answer frequently asked questions. The department is also pleased to welcome back two returning alumni, Mr. Ted Howell and Ms. Tiffany DeRewal, who will speak about their own thesis writing experiences and offer their unique insights into the process. We welcome both first and second year graduate students! The seminar will take place at 7pm in SAC 300 and food will be provided. Please RSVP to Ashley Bentivoglio (ashley.bentivoglio@villanova.edu) by November 11th. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!