Tagged: dante

Peter Hawkins on Birk’s Dante

Prof. Kyna Hamill writes… On Wednesday, March 7, the Core welcomed Prof. Peter Hawkins of Yale Divinity School for a talk about Sandow Birk’s modern illustrations (2004) of Dante’s Commedia. Hawkins’ lecture was the last of a four-part series on “Insight and Inspiration,” in which speakers explored instances where themes from the Core texts can […]

TONIGHT at the Castle: Hawkins on Birk’s Dante

This evening, Professor Peter Hawkins of Yale University will speak on “America’s Underworld: Sandow Birk’s Divine Comedy.” Birk is a painter who illustrated Dante’s Divine Comedy by depicting decadent urban spaces in LA, NY, and San Francisco. 5:30 PM at The Castle, 225 Bay State Road. Refreshments will follow.

Analects of the Core: Dante on recreating memory

Day was departing, and the darkening air Called all earth’s creatures to their evening quiet While I alone was preparing as though for war To struggle with my journey and with the spirit Of pity, which flawless memory will redraw: O Muses, O genius of art, O memory whose merit Has inscribed inwardly those things […]

The value of happiness

Alumni of CC204 will take special interest in this piece at Huffington Post, where Leah Finnegan looks at a new study suggesting a measurable price on day-to-day happiness: Not having enough money causes emotional pain and unhappiness, the researchers found. But the happiness tipping point is about $75,000 – more money than that doesn’t make […]