Tagged: Faust

Faust reference in Radiohead – Videotape

In view of CC202′s study of Goethe’s Faust, the Core would like to bring to students’ attention Radiohead’s meaningful mention of Mephistopheles, who is the main “villain” in the tragic play. Radiohead – Videotape (click for song) Lyrics: When I’m at the pearly gates This’ll be on my videotape My videotape My videotape When Mephistopheles […]

Analects of the Core: Goethe on Faust’s studies

Well, that’s Philosophy I’ve read, / And Law and Medicine, and I fear / Theology, too, from A to Z; / Hard studies all, that have cost me dear. / And so I sit, poor silly man / No wiser now than when I began. [Habe nun, ach! Philosophie, / Juristerey und Medicin, / Und […]

Tonight’s Faust Roundtable

In lieu of the Tuesday lecture lost this week to the Monday substitution schedule, a special roundtable at the BU Castle has been arranged for students of CC202. Prof. Roye Wates, Prof. Peter Schwartz and Prof. Christopher Ricks will be speaking about different aspects of the Faust tradition.  The event will begin at 7 PM, […]

Analects of the Core: Goethe on thoughtful writing

Bedenke wohl die erste Zeile, Daß deine Feder sich nicht übereile! Before you write this first phrase, think again; Good sense eludes the overhasty pen. –the scholar Faust, in Faust: Part One, by J. W. von Goethe, translated by David Luke (Oxford University Press, 1998)