Tagged: Tabatabai

Tabatabai On the Father of Persian Verse

Core lecturer Sassan Tabatabai has released his 2008 book, Father of Songs, as the newly titled Father of Persian Verse. It is an in depth look at the poet Abu ‘Abdollâh’ Jafar ibn Mohammad Rudaki: Abu ‘Abdollâh’ Jafar ibn Mohammad Rudaki (c. 880 CE-941 CE) was a poet to the Samanid court which ruled much […]

Marginal Note #1: Sassan Tabatabai’s notes on Shakespeare’s King Lear

Core students, faculty, and alumni are invited to contribute to “Marginalia.” This will be a series of images showing how readers relate to their books via underscoring, scribbles, and other forms of mark-up. This first entry in the series comes from Prof. Sassan Tabatabai’s personal copy of King Lear. Click on the image for a […]

Tabatabai on the Hudson

This weekend while visiting New York City, Prof. Sassan Tabatabai (above, left) caught up with alumnus Tom Farndon (Core ’10, CAS/SMG ’12) for an afternoon of kayaking on the Hudson River. If we were to ask them how the trip went — what with the strong currents and winds on that part of the river […]

Prof. Tabatabai featured on BUtv News

COM student Jordan Diaz prepared this video feature, showing Prof. Sassan Tabatabai moonlighting as a boxing coach. While training his students at The Ring, Diaz notes, Prof. Tabatabai draws upon the wisdom of the literary tradition to remind his boxing students, no one can teach you what you need to learn about yourself. NB: The […]

Core poetry reading this week

All members of the Core community are invited to attend “Poetry’s Closer Contact,” a reading of poems across the ages by friends and faculty of the Core Curriculum. The readers in this year’s line-up, as arranged by Prof. Formichelli, are: Zachary Bos Alex Effgen Jennifer Formichelli Daniel Hudon George Kalogeris Marcia Karp Stephanie Nelson Christopher […]