Category: EnCore

Notes from the December 2014 EnCore Book Club: The Home of THE Many-Gables

It’s that time of month. Tonight, EnCore-sters met to discuss Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The House of THE Seven Gables. One of the club attendees, the lovely Kim Santo, took great issue with one nefarious, print-on-demand copy of the novel present at the meeting that clearly lacked the necessary article on the volume title (I’ll let […]

Notes from the November 2014 EnCore Book Club: Angela Carter

Hard-Core alums gathered on Guy Fawkes Day (November 5th) to discuss Angela Carter’s award-winning novel, Nights at the Circus. Over delicious El Pelon Mexican fare and several bottles of wine and beer, we bantered about Cockney accents, multiple voice narratives, and fin-de-siecle Europe’s fascination with the freaky, the sleazy, and the revolutionary. Is Fevvers (supposed […]

Notes from the October 2014 EnCore Book Club: Edgar Allan Poe

Pumpkin beer, pumpkin “blondies,” pumpkin whiskey (that’s right), pumpkin ice cream, Halloween-themed Jo-Jos, OTTO pizza, wine and cider and hot tea and more; this was the fall spread that the EnCore book club attendees tucked into as they pulled out their copies of Edgar A. Poe’s short stories. One could title this meeting “From Victorians […]

A fine time had by all

The Core is pleased to report that it was a distinct pleasure to host so many pleasant Core and Classics persons at this past Saturday’s Core/Classics reception, part of BU’s alumni weekend. We hope to see more of you this spring, when we hold our gala 25th anniversary! — with Michael J. Maguire, Ashley McIntosh, […]

Notes from the February 2014 EnCore Book Club: What is Life?

This month, EnCore book club attendees struggled with Erwin Schrodinger’s slim volume, What is Life?, a book that, as quoted in Goodreads, was “written for the layman, but proved to be one of the spurs to the birth of molecular biology and the subsequent discovery of DNA.” Erwin Schrodinger is an inescapable figure in Core’s […]

Notes from the November 2013 EnCore Book Club: Frankenstein

Big turn-out this month: EnCore book club members met to discuss the much-beloved Gothic novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, written by Mary Shelley. The discussion began with the novel’s framing device. The story begins with an exchange of letters between Captain Robert Walton and his sister. The captain, on an expedition to the North […]

Alumni Profiles: Danielle Isaacs

(Core ’07 CAS ’09) Years at Boston University: 4 years. Current location: Washington DC. Company and Title: Fine Art Specialist at Weschler’s Auctioneers and Appraisers Recent activities: Danielle writes: I completed my MA in fine and decorative art at the Sotheby’s Institute in London in 2011. I organized a sale of vintage film posters at Weschler’s from […]

Alum Advice: Prescription # 3

We asked our Core Alumni what succinct advice they could offer to new Core students as strategies for success in CC101. Here are some highlights: Beware the man whose trireme or codpiece is more impressive than yours. ~ Jonah Blustain (Core 2007, CAS 2009) [of course referring to Prof. Samons’ infamous trireme lecture!] Speak your mind, and […]

Alum Advice: Prescription #2

We asked our Core Alumni what succinct advice they could offer to new Core students as strategies for success. Here are some highlights: For sophomores, Don’t give up, the benefits of Core will continue on and on in all your future classes, regardless of major. You will be so well prepared to draw comparisons and reference […]

Alumni Profiles: Martha Muñoz

(Core ’05, CAS ’07) Years at Boston University: 4 years Current location: Medford, MA  (but works in Cambridge) Company and Title:  ”I’m currently a PhD candidate in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard. I’m also affiliated with the Department of Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard.” Recent activities: “I recently ran two legs […]