Tagged: film

Montaigne on Film

A Youtube channel named Montaigne On Film has caught our attention! Their videos take an abstract approach to Montaigne’s ideas, which are studied in CC201 this semester. Check them out below: How our emotions discharge against false objects when lacking real ones Our emotions get carried away beyond us On sadness

The Beat Generation, Allen Ginsberg & ‘Howl’

The Core encourages students to explore the arts and dip their intellectual toes in diverse fields – one such extraordinary field is that of Beat writing. A quick look into Wikipedia gives an equally quick description of this movement: The Beat Generation was a group of American post-World War II writers who came to prominence in the 1950s, […]

At the MFA: The Films of Stanley Kubrick

Students are encouraged to explore the arts, and such an opportunity is offered at the MFA from February 1st - February 24th, with the chronological showing of Stanley Kubrick Films. While not directly related to works studied in the Core, it is worth a visit, as the selection will include Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A […]

A Gilgamesh-inflected indie film

Yet another film project inspired by a classic Core text! The Tube Open Movie is an ambitious 3D animated film project inspired by the Assyrian tablets in the British Museum whose fragments are all that we have of the original Gilgamesh story. The epic centers on the Sumerian king who ruled Uruk, in ancient Iraq, […]

Help a Friend of the Core

On Tuesday, BU Today reported the frightening story of Will Lautzenheiser, a former BU student who lost his limbs to a terrible infection and has come back to Boston for rehabilitation. During his time at BU, Will was a devoted student of English and the Core. As a teaching and research assistant and as a […]

Are you for surreal?!

Mr. Victrola Cola: I got this great window cleaner. Cleans good and doesn’t streak. Smells bad, though. Cleans good, but smells bad. Putney Swope: As a window cleaner, forget it. Put soybeans in it and market it as a soft drink in the ghetto. We’ll put a picture of a rhythm and blues singer on […]