Category: Marginalia

Poem ‘Marginalia’ by Billy Collins

To celebrate the new page on the Core blog, Marginalia, we present a poem on the topic of the marginal note itself. The American poet illustrates its variation and beauty. This sample may be very relevant to Core students: Students are more modest needing to leave only their splayed footprints along the shore of the […]

Marginal Note #1: Sassan Tabatabai’s notes on Shakespeare’s King Lear

Core students, faculty, and alumni are invited to contribute to “Marginalia.” This will be a series of images showing how readers relate to their books via underscoring, scribbles, and other forms of mark-up. This first entry in the series comes from Prof. Sassan Tabatabai’s personal copy of King Lear. Click on the image for a […]