Tagged: David Ferry

Analects of the Core: Ferry on storms

In view of the coming storm tomorrow, the Core would like to remind everyone to remain calm and intellectual. To aid this process, here is a sample from David Ferry’s Epic of Gilgamesh (studied in CC101), on the relevant topic of storms: “In the early hours of the next morning dawning there was the noise of […]

Gilgamesh and David Ferry

In his recent work Gilgamesh: An Epic Obsession (http://bit.ly/TDl2BN), Theodore Ziolkowski takes a look at the ways in which the epic has manifested into our literature, art, music, and popular culture. The students of CC101 experienced this through David Ferry, whose translation of Gilgamesh they read this semester. David Ferry has also written: Bewilderment  (http://bit.ly/RwrwnD), which […]

Gilgamesh unveiling at Harvard

Core students may be interested in attending the installation of the “Gilgamesh” sculpture at Harvard’s Museum of Natural History this Thursday, September 13th starting at 5:30 pm. The unveiling will be accompanied by a reading from translator David Ferry. Visit http://www.geomus.fas.harvard.edu for more information regarding the event.

David Ferry to read at BU

Each year, the Core students begin their study of the Humanities with the epic of Gilgamesh, in a version translated by the poet David Ferry. This Thursday, October 7, Prof. Ferry will be giving a reading of his work, at an event sponsored by the the Poetry Reading Series at BU. All are welcome to […]

Analects of the Core: Ferry on cooked food

In view of a recent change in our department lounge refreshments policy — namely, we know set out a bowl of fresh fruit for students and visitors, rather than one filled with toothsome but unhealthy candy — today’s Analect of the Core has to do with food. From David Ferry’s version of the epic Gilgamesh, […]

An interview with David Ferry, Part 2

To inaugurate the launch of the Core blog, Prof. David Eckel—Director of the Core Curriculum—conducted an interview with respected author and translator David Ferry, whose poetic rendering of Gilgamesh is the first book read by students in Core Humanities. This is the second half of that interview. [... in continuation of the interview from yesterday's […]

An interview with David Ferry, Part 1

To inaugurate the launch of the Core blog, Prof. David Eckel—Director of the Core Curriculum—conducted an interview with respected author and translator David Ferry, whose poetic rendering of Gilgamesh is the first book read by students in Core Humanities. What follows is the first half of that interview; the second half will be posted tomorrow. […]