Welcome to the site for St. Joseph’s College-NY’s Honors Section of Freshman seminar, Islands as Metaphor! We are located on an island, Long Island. During the fall term we will be growing this site with links, posts, and shared ideas on the rich concept of islands.
Why do islands fascinate us?
Do they connote romance, isolation, beauty, terror–all of these?
Are islands prisons or havens of safety?
Where have islands been featured in stories, in novels and poems? Music and art?
What do we know about island ecology?
How does living on an island shape who we are?
Are islands like persons?
How may islands serve as messages of human interaction with the environment?
“No man is an island.” —John Donne