Nancy Lusignan Schultz is professor and coordinator of Graduate Programs in English and America Studies at Salem State College, Salem, Mass. She has completed fellowships at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is co-editor of: Salem: Place, Myth and Memory (Northeastern U. Press, 2005). Professor Lusignan Schultz is also the author of Fire and Roses: The Burning of the Charlestown Convent, 1834 (Northeastern U. Press, 2002). Her November 30 talk is titled: McGowan’s Tavern, Paddy Funerals, and Rossiter’s Dog: Irish Factors in the 1834 Attack on the Charlestown, Mass. Convent Prof. Schultz will focus on Irish Factors in the 1834 torching of the Ursuline Convent. Even today in South Boston, the attack lives so strongly in the imaginations of Irish American residents that many believe it happened only a generation ago.