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From a CC101 debate on democracy

The problem with storytelling is that it appeals to the desirous part of the soul and not the rational — that’s why Socrates has such a problem with it. So, my question is: Would it be just to ban Sophocles and his plays in the city of Athens, when they clearly show a deep understanding […]

Professor Abigail Gillman publishes “Viennese Jewish Modernism”

In her recently published new book, Viennese Jewish Modernism, Professor Abigail Gillman — associate professor of Hebrew and German, and instructor in the Core Humanities — takes a novel approach to exploring Jewish Modernism that goes beyond identity as Jewish or non-Jewish. Instead, Prof. Gillman focuses on the works of Sigmund Freud, Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, […]

More memories of Prof. Devlin

Additional messages came in over the weekend from alumni who wish to express their condolences to the friends and family of Professor James Devlin, and to share memories of having him as a teacher and a friend. Dr. Devlin is an unforgettable man. As an 18-year old student sitting in his CC101, I found him […]

More memories of Prof. Devlin

Additional messages came in over the weekend from alumni who wish to express their condolences to the friends and family of Professor James Devlin, and to share memories of having him as a teacher and a friend. I feel so sad; what a loss for everyone. Professor Devlin was so inspiring and one of my […]

Remembering Prof. Devlin

In response to the news that Professor James Devlin, a founding member of the Core and a beloved part of the campus community, passed away earlier this week, many alumni wrote in to express their appreciation for him, as a teacher, a mentor, and a friend. Prof. Jorgensen will be forwarding these and other messages […]

Professor James Devlin, 1943-2010

Professor James Devlin, a founding member of the Core and its lead lecturer in the humanities for many years, passed away on Wednesday, November 17th.  If you would like to express your sympathy to his family, they reside at 249 Crafts Street, Newton, MA 02460.  We will also pass on e-mails sent to Core. A […]

A new paper from Prof. Kyna Hamill

Prof. Kyna Hamill, whose area of scholarly focus is the early Italian commedia dell’arte, has published a paper in a special issue of Theatre Symposium focusing on stage props. In her paper, titled “A Cannonade of Weapons: Signs of Transgression in the Early Commedia dell’arte,” Prof. Hamill explores the dramatic and symbolic role of weapons […]

Getting to know: Prof. Nathan Phillips

The Core takes pride in the people who help keep the program running. One of those people is Professor Nathan Phillips, a course coordinator for CC106: Biodiversity.  As part of an ongoing series on going green, BU Today offers a look into his almost completely off-the-grid lifestyle: Nathan Phillips, a College of Arts & Sciences […]