Category: Faculty Publications

Visiting Writers Series: Joseph Campana

The News Report covered Joseph Campana’s campus visit on Friday September 27th as part of the creative writing program’s Visiting Writers Series. Joseph is a Renaissance poet, scholar and critic, and has been a Core instructor!               Joseph Campana is the author of “The Pain of Reformation: Spenser, Vulnerability, and […]

Professor Hamill on the Timelessness of Homer’s Trojan War

  Relating to CC101′s study of Greek tragedy, Core humanities Professor Hamill published an article earlier this month for the Theatre Commons’ HowlRound on the Trojan War on Boston’s stages and it’s relation to our understanding of modern warfare. She writes: Homer’s epic, the Iliad, has become the standard-bearer for the theater’s understanding of war […]

Tabatabai On the Father of Persian Verse

Core lecturer Sassan Tabatabai has released his 2008 book, Father of Songs, as the newly titled Father of Persian Verse. It is an in depth look at the poet Abu ‘Abdollâh’ Jafar ibn Mohammad Rudaki: Abu ‘Abdollâh’ Jafar ibn Mohammad Rudaki (c. 880 CE-941 CE) was a poet to the Samanid court which ruled much […]

“Penelope Waiting” by Sassan Tabatabai

Core Professor Tabatabai, in his poem Penelope Waiting, writes: They say: ‘After twenty years, why does she still wait for him? He must have succumbed to Poseidon’s wrath. his bleached bones, on an unknown beach, have become the pelican’s fare.’ To read this poem in its entirety, please visit the Core Office in search of […]

Where Stars Come From

Watch this video on YouTube The Core shares an article from BU Today concerning the intriguing origin of stars, where CAS professor James Jackson answers some exciting questions. A sample: For years, Jackson, a College of Arts & Sciences professor of astronomy, and his international colleagues studied [a dark, opaque mass that astronomers call] “the brick,” […]

Vlada Brofman- Core Writing Tutor & Musician

The Core is delighted to point out that one of our very own Writing Tutors is also a talented musician! Here is a video showing her singing solo: … and another showing her in performance with her band, NoMad Dreams: Vlada and NoMad Dreams will be performing this Sunday, February 24th, at noon in the […]

‘Myanmar Awakes’ by David Eckel

David Eckel, Professor and Director of the Core, has released a new piece of work based on his visit to Myanmar in January, 2012. Here is an image from his work: Here is an excerpt from his work: Myanmar lacks the elaborate tourist infrastructure of neighboring Thailand, but it is possible to experience the country […]

Notes from the May EnCore Book Club

An emphatic discussion was held last week Wednesday the 9th at the EnCore Book Club meeting. Professor Loren J. Samons kindly attended our discussion of his book What’s Wrong With Democracy? From Athenian Practice to American Worship (University of California Press, 2004). We discussed ancient and contemporary politics, the business of government, and the interconnectedness of social, economic, and other issues. To learn more, read on!

Separating Mozart from “Amadeus”

Professor of music and lecturer for the core Roye E. Wates recently published a book covering the reality and fiction surrounding Mozart, titled Mozart: An Introduction to the Music, the Man and the Myths.  Wicked Local interviewed Professor Wates on the book, and it sheds some insight into how Amadeus may be more hurtful than […]

Because it is Wrong

Frequent Core lecturer and former Core seminar leader Gregory Fried has co-authored a new book, Because it is Wrong: Torture, Privacy and Presidential Power in the Age of Terror , in collaboration with his father, Charles Fried.  Harper’s magazine recently posed 6 questions to them, probing into the reasons behind the points made in the […]