Category: Friday Fun

The Economist on Enjambment

The Core presents an article from The Economist, which discusses enjambment’s popularity and origins. Here is an extract: In “The Force of Poetry”, Christopher Ricks, formerly the Oxford Professor of Poetry who is now at Boston University, writes elegantly of the way enjambment can make language seem elastic: Lineation in verse creates units which may […]

Beastly Boys & Ghastly Girls – Illustrated Poetry

The Core presents a collaboration between editor William Cole and children’s book illustrator Tomi Ungerer, in which various poems by A.A. Milne, Ted Hughes & Shelley Silverstein are illustrated in lovely and amusing ways. For the full set of poems accompanied by their illustrations, visit

Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There!

The Core Curriculum offers CC102-related intellectual stickers advocating what Buddha would say to Arjuna: Everyone interested can email or Tweet to Prof. Eckel @taoofcore, to request their own sticker and the Core will mail it to them!

BU Today: The Penelopiad

This article by Susan Seligson of BU Today provides the first reactions to CFA’s rendi tion of Margaret Atwood’s Penelopiad. Here is a sample of description: In this contemporary reimagining of The Odyssey, which the author adapted from her 2005 novella, the dead Penelope narrates her tale from a 21st-century Hades, in a state she describes as […]

Adam and Dog

The Core is delighted to share with students this Oscar-nominated short animated film by Minkyu Lee, named Adam and Dog. It is a compelling take on the creation story of The Book of Genesis (studied in CC101) from the point of view of a playful dog, which comes into contact with the first man in […]

Fish Worship at 100 BSR opening

Fish Worship, a BU/faculty blues band, was invited to play at the “sidewalk fair” accompanying the ribbon-cutting for the new Student Services Center at 100 Bay State Road. Pictured, Prof. Wayne Snyder, Core alum Edmund Jorgensen, Prof. James Jackson, Prof. Jay Samons, and Prof. Brian Jorgensen. Photo by office assistant Elizabeth Kerian.

Genesis in the Facebook era

… going carbon-based for the life-forms seems a tad obvious, no? — A comment left on God’s blog post, when He invited feedback on His world-in-progress, and updated his status to read: “Pretty pleased with what I’ve come up with in just six days. Going to take tomorrow off.” (From a humor piece in The […]