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An Oddly Modern Antiquarian Bookshop

In an intriguing article for the New York Times, Jody Rosen discusses a fascinating but little-known bookstore called Monkey’s Paw, and gives ideas on how such businesses fit into today’s literary world. Here is an extract: “Life-Spark Stories for the Intelligent Young.” Attributed to the author “R. K.,” it tells the story of a “bright […]

Igor Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’

Relating to CC202′s current study of Modernism, the Core presents Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”. Upon its release, it was controversial and supposedly caused a ‘riot’ in the Parisian premiere audience… This debated topic is discussed in an article by Tom Service of The Guardian titled The Rite of Spring- the Work of a Madman.Here […]

MassMoca Trip in March

The Core encourages students to join the BU Art History Association on a trip to MassMoca on Saturday March 2nd. MassMoca is one of the largest centers for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country (for their official site, visit http://bit.ly/XwXaBv). The cost of the trip is $10 and includes transportation, guided tour, and box […]

Twists on John Keats

The Core presents a poem by Dan Beachy-Quick titled The Cricket and The Grasshopper, named after the poem by Romantic poet John Keats, whose work is studied in the CC202 Core class. Here is the Dan B-Q poem: The senseless leaf   in the fevered hand Grows hot, near blood-heat, but never grows Green. Weeks ago the […]

Analects of the Core: Montaigne on fear

The Core wishes students and faculty a very fruitful and enjoyable New Year and semester, and welcomes everyone back to the trials and tribulations of intellectual life. To boost students’ courage for the coming months, and instill some Core spirit, here is today’s analect: “A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.”

Summer Program in Athens, Greece

The Core Curriculum and the Department of Classical Studies invite you to consider studying with us this summer in Athens, Greece. The program will consist of two courses to be taught on the beautiful campus of Deree: The American College of Greece, situated in the Agia Paraskevi suburb of Athens.  Students will study the Greek […]