Weekly Round-Up, 9-4-17

Welcome back to campus, scholars! We missed you so, so much. So much that we planned many events to spend some time with you. (More on that later.) For now, here are the (belated) weekly links.

  • Plagued by pre-semester anxiety? Well, that’s nothing to be ashamed of. A gentle pug has some words of encouragement for you.

  • This month only: Michelangelo: Love and Death, a documentary directed by UK actor/director David Bickerstaff, explores the life and career of the Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo. Catch the film at selected times before the end of the month at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
  • For the first time, the Analects of Confucius have been written in four script styles in a single work undertaken by Moon Young-oh, calligrapher/professor emeritus at Dongduk Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea. “I wrote it in order according to the evolution history of calligraphy,” he says. (On a related note, in 2001 he took on the Tao Te Ching in square character style.)
  • How does reading impact us? An experience conducted by the University of Toronto made use of The Lady with the Dog to reveal that reading Chekhov’s fiction rather than a fact-based, report-like version turned participants towards self-reflection after finishing the work.
  • Want to learn Akkadian, the language of Gilgamesh? Alternatively, would you like to hear the Epic of Gilgamesh in Akkadian? Of course you do. You’re a Coreling. That stuff is our bread and butter.

That’s all for now! We’ll be back with another installation of links this Saturday, for sure. And be sure to visit us at the Core Office (CAS 119) in the meantime!

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