A Must-Have Collection of Horror Classics

CGS Associate Professor of Rhetoric Aaron Worth has edited a new critical edition of horror classics by Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan and Other Horror Stories (Oxford University Press, 2018). Machen, a  nineteenth century horror writer, has influenced storytellers like H. P. Lovecraft and Oscar-nominated director Guillermo Del Toro.  Publishers Weekly gave the book a starred review and deemed it “a must-have collection of […]

The “Gritty Levity” of Justice League

Justice League—the latest star-studded adaption of the DC superhero franchise—is closing out its time in the box office this December. Although the film underwhelmed both critics and audiences, one critic called it “a good balance of light and dark”—an assessment that fits with the spirit of the comic’s 1980s iteration. This year, College of General Studies […]

Hallstein Contributes to Book on Empowering Women and Mothers

D. Lynn O’Brien Hallstein has published a chapter in the book After the Happily Ever After: Empowering Women & Mothers in Relationships (Demeter Press, September 2017). Hallstein’s chapter is entitled  “But, Didn’t I Choose This? Laying the Groundwork to Empower Mothers by Closing the Choice Gap between Women and Men Before Becoming Mothers and Fathers.” Hallstein is an […]

A New Book on the Red Sox’s Epic 1967 Year

In a new book, Thomas Whalen, College of General Studies associate professor of social sciences, examines the sensational rise of the “Impossible Dream” Red Sox 50 years ago, and how they captured the country’s imagination amid the tumult of the 1960s. He recently spoke to  BU Today and to Salem News  about Spirit of ’67: […]

Wexelblatt’s Petites Suites Stories Merge Music and Fiction

Petites Suites is the latest book by College of General Studies Professor of Humanities Robert Wexelblatt—a series of charming, inventive short stories praised as “enchanting, invigorating, and often delightfully disorienting” (Elizabeth Cunningham), “sweets for the ear and food for the brain” (Robert Knox),  and “enticing” (R.S. Deese).  College of General Studies: You came up with the structure […]

Hansen Co-Edits Journal Issue on Stephen King as Science Fiction Writer

Novelist Stephen King has a 70th birthday coming up on September 21. College of General Studies Master Lecturer of Rhetoric Regina Hansen has co-edited a special issue of the journal Science Fiction Film and Television to celebrate King’s work as a science fiction writer and as “a significant force in mainstream popular culture in the twenty-first century.” King […]

The Chimaerid Publishes 2017 Edition of Literary Magazine

The Chimaerid (the CGS literary and arts magazine) has published its 2017 edition with art, poetry, and prose by College of General Studies students. The Chimaerid (K-EYE-MI-RID) showcases the many artistic talents of CGS students, including poetry, photography, artwork, and more. Published each spring, the magazine is titled after a group of fish known as the chimaeridae, which are named after […]

Meg Tyler Publishes Chapter in The Soul Exceeds Its Circumstances

CGS Associate Professor of Humanities Meg Tyler  recently published a book chapter and several poems.  The Soul Exceeds Its Circumstances (Notre Dame Press, 2016) examines the later poetry of Seamus Heaney. Professor Tyler’s chapter takes a look at how the pressures of the terror attacks on September 11th affected Heaney’s formal choices. Tyler’s chapter also considers […]

Renstrom Publishes Chapter in Critical Insights: Isaac Asimov

CGS Lecturer of Rhetoric Joelle Renstrom recently published a chapter in Critical Insights; Isaac Asimov (Salem Press, 2017). As a researcher of science fiction and technology, Renstrom took a look at robot fiction in her Asimov chapter, “Morality in Asimov: Laws of Robotics vs. Laws of Humanics.” Renstrom’s chapter examines Asimov and the Frankenstein complex, or humans’ fear […]

Hallstein Edits Special Issue of Women’s Studies in Communication

D. Lynn O’Brien Hallstein, associate professor of rhetoric at BU College of General Studies, has edited a special issue of Women’s Studies in Communication, a journal that provides a feminist forum for diverse research, reviews, and commentary addressing the relationships between communication and gender. Due to her expertise in the rhetoric around motherhood and mothering–in particular, […]