Film Review: Life of Pi

“Life of Pi” by Yann Martel, was one of my favorite novels after my mother and I read it in a mother-daughter book club. While it was released in 2001, it stayed relevant enough to be chosen for our group to read in 2010. As such a huge fan of the book, I did notContinue reading “Film Review: Life of Pi”

Book Review: The Cheese and The Worms

The Cheese and the Worms tells the story of an accused heretic in rural Italy, while also comprehensively depicting sixteenth-century culture and the rigid social and religious foundations in place. Author Carlo Ginzburg utilizes the peasant Menocchio’s life and eventual death to present a portrait of a “remote Friulian village” and to celebrate the extraordinaryContinue reading “Book Review: The Cheese and The Worms”

Book Review: Montaillou

Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error paints a detailed and informed account of life in the titular French village throughout the early fourteenth-century. Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie uses the Register of Jacques Fournier, a Bishop and inquisitor, to inform his ethnography of Montaillou, painting a comprehensive portrait of social and spiritual life in Pyrenees communitiesContinue reading “Book Review: Montaillou”

Caribbean Hurricanes are a personal issue for students across the U.S.

ELON, N.C. – When disaster strikes any nation, it strikes the student body of Elon University too. At a school that draws students from all over the world, it is no surprise that many here at Elon have been affected by this year’s harsh Atlantic hurricane season. For students like sophomore Jamila Douglas, this extremeContinue reading “Caribbean Hurricanes are a personal issue for students across the U.S.”