Category: In the News

Weekly Round-Up, 7-29-17

Oh hello, scholars. This week we take a look at some dead people heads, share some relationship advice, and offer an Instagram account to spice up your feed. Read on! Over at Stanford University, celebrations of the 200-year anniversary of Jane Austen’s death continue as a professor and two doctoral students take a look at […]

Weekly Round-Up, 7-22-17

Scholars? Is that you? Sorry, we can’t see so well in this blinding sun that has been so persistent this week. Not that we’re complaining (actually, we are; we are book-dwellers who screech when exposed to the light of the sun). Anyway, here are the weekly links. The MoMA has released a digital exhibition of […]

Weekly Round-Up, 7-16-17

Hellooooo Corelings! This week we look at memes, some sweet maps of Hell, and the Core Journal, again, because every work in there is worth your time (the author is definitely not saying that because she is a frequent contributor). Fun fact: Did you know the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Tao Te Ching, and works […]

Weekly Round-Up, 7-8-17

Greetings Corelings old and new, just born and one foot in the grave. Even those Core animals, of which there are many. Gather ’round for this week’s installment of news and articles of interest! On this day: Artemesia Gentileschi was born today, July 8, in 1593. Read about her life and art in a piece […]

Weekly Round-Up, 7-1-17

Hallo, Corelings! How are you faring this week? Today we look at friendliness, medieval multiverse theories, questionable experiments undertaken by Core authors, and more. Read on: Despite the current political climate, Prof. Carrie Tirado Bramen of the University of Buffalo studies on the characteristic friendliness of Americans, a topic that both Alexis de Tocqueville and […]

Weekly Round-Up, 6-24-17

What’s shakin’, Corelings? Can you believe that we are wrapping up our second month of summer break? We hope you are absolutelypining for your friends at the Core Curriculum. (We know we’re pining for you guys 😢) New York Times‘ op-ed contributor Bruce Headlam covers Bryan Doerries’ project Theater of War, a series of staged […]

Weekly Round-Up, 6-17-17

Hellooo and welcome to the Weekly Round-Up, the weekly installment of Core news and articles of interest from around the web. We’re your host, the Core Blog. Let’s get started! Actor and ex-hobbit Martin Freeman hopes to bring John Milton’s “epic, exciting, and surprisingly modern” Paradise Lost to a TV screen near you. Unable to […]

Weekly Round-Up, 6-10-17

Greetings, Corelings. This week we bring you news of art installations, controversial reinterpretations of plays from the literary canon, and more. Read on: Artists Various & Gould’s “City Skins – Marx and Engels” is a papier mache piece molded onto bronze statues of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels located in Berlin, as part of an […]

Weekly Round-Up, 6-3-17

Happy June, Core folk! Our hope for this month is that the sun will finally emerge (but not too much). Turns out Montaigne was an early promoter of bibliotherapy (as well as the unreliability of relationships with other people). An insight: Human beings will abandon you, but books will never leave. Candide, An American Dream […]

Weekly Round-Up, 5-26-17

Helloooo scholars! Today we’re going to distract you from the lateness of this post with the (ahem) greatness of these links. Read on: Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington closed at the Robey Theatre last Sunday, May 21, at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. The production explores the dynamics between W.E.B. Du Bois and Mary […]