December’s New Books in Art History

You can find these titles and other recent acquisitions on the Art History / Classics Library’s New Book Shelf.

Inextricabilia, enchevêtrement magiques : art brut, art sacré, art contemporain, art rituel africain
Inextricabilia, enchevêtrement magiques : art brut, art sacré, art contemporain, art rituel africain

 

Les rois imaginaires : une histoire visuelle de la monarchie de Charles VIII à Louis XIV
Les rois imaginaires : une histoire visuelle de la monarchie de Charles VIII à Louis XIV

 

Italia / Emmanuel Guibert.
Italia / Emmanuel Guibert.

 

Egon Karl Nicolaus : Arbeiten auf Papier = works on paper, 1956-1988
Egon Karl Nicolaus : Arbeiten auf Papier = works on paper, 1956-1988

 

Academy of Tal R
Academy of Tal R

New Books Added To The Modern Authors Collection Books In Graduate Services

The African Queen ; and, The night of the hunter : first and final screenplays

The African Queen And The Night Of The Hunter: First And Final Screenplays by James Agee edited by Jeffrey Couchman

Ending up

Ending Up by Kingley Amis with an introduction by Craig Brown

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The Green Man by Kingsley Amis with an introduction by Michael Dirda

Go tell it on the mountain

Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin

The floating opera

The Floating Opera by John Barth with an afterword by Charles B. Harris

A small porch : Sabbath poems 2014 and 2015 together with The presence of nature in the natural world

A Small Porch: Sabbath Poems 2014 And 2015 Together With The Presence Of Nature In The Natural World: A Long Conversation by Wendell Berry

The world-ending fire : the essential Wendell Berry

The World Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry selected and introduced by Paul Kingsnorth

News of the universe : poems of twofold consciousness

News Of The Universe: Poems Of Twofold Consciousness by Robert Bly

Honey for the bears

Honey For The Bears by Anthony Burgess

Nothing like the sun : a story of Shakespeare's love-life

Nothing Like The Sun: A Story Of Shakespeare’s Love Life by Anthony Burgess

Tremor of intent

Tremor Of Intent by Anthony Burgess

Hirslanden Notebooks by H.D. edited by Matte Robinson and Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos

From the elephant's back : collected essays & travel writings

From The Elephant’s Back: Collected Essays And Travel Writings by Lawrence Durrell edited with an introduction by James Gifford

I'd die for you : and other lost stories

I’d Die For You And Other Lost Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Painted Rocks At Revolver Creek by Athol Fugard

Wait Till I'm Dead : Uncollected Poems

Wait Till I’m Dead: Uncollected Poems by Allen Ginsberg edited by Bill Morgan

Caught

Caught by Henry Green with an introduction by James Wood

Loving

Loving by Henry Green with an introduction by Roxana Robinson

LITTLE BOOK ON FORM : an exploration into the formal imagination of poetry.

A Little Book On Form: An Exploration Into The Formal Imagination Of Poetry by Robert Hass

A progressive education : [poems]

A Progressive Education by Richard Howard

Ted hughes bestiary.

A Ted Hughes Bestiary: Poems edited by Alice Oswald

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The Memorial: Portrait Of A Family by Christopher Isherwood

Prater Violet

Prater Violet by Christopher Isherwood

Exiles : a critical edition

Exiles: A Critical Edition by James Joyce edited by A. Nicholas Fargnoli and Michael Patrick Gillespie

Dirt road

Dirt Road by James Kelman

What is a garden?

What Is A Garden?:Poems And Essays by W.S. Merwin with photographs by Larry Cameron

No villain

No Villain by Arthur Miller

Ladders to Fire

Ladders To Fire by Anais Nin with an introduction by Benjamin Franklin V

Winter of artifice: three novelettes

Winter Of Artifice: Three Novelettes by Anais Nin with an introduction by Laura Frost

DOLL-MASTER AND OTHER TALES OF TERROR.

The Doll Master And Other Tales Of Terror by Joyce Carol Oates

The lost landscape : a writer's coming of age

The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming Of Age by Joyce Carol Oates

Plays Four : the thirty-first of June ; Jenny Villers

Plays Four: The Thirty-First Of June And Jenny Villiers by J.B. Priestley

Bleeding edge

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

NEIL SIMON'S MEMOIRS.

Neil Simon’s Memoirs: Rewrites And The Play Goes On by Neil Simon with an introduction by Nathan Lane and an afterword by Elaine Joyce

The Great Clod: Notes and Memoirs on Nature and History in East Asia.

The Great Clod: Notes And Memoirs On Nature And History In East Asia by Gary Snyder

Tender buttons objects

Tender Buttons: Objects by Gertrude Stein with illustrations by Lisa Congdon

Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird

Thirteen Ways Of Looking At A Blackbird by Wallace Stevens and L. Corinne Jones

Selected poems

Selected Poems by John Updike edited by Christopher Carduff with an introduction by Brad Leithauser

MORNING, PARAMIN.

Morning, Paramin by Derek Walcott and Peter Doig

The first men in the moon

The First Men In The Moon by H.G. Wells with an introduction and notes by Simon J. James

Miss Lonelyhearts : a novel

Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West with an introduction by Harold Bloom

Now the cats with jeweled claws : and other one-act plays

Now The Cats With Jeweled Claws And Other One Act Plays by Tennessee Williams

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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, a Pulitzer Prize winner, fills Morrison Library with poetry

U.S. Poet Laureate winner Rita Dove
U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove reads from a selection of her work at Lunch Poems, Morrison Library’s poetry reading series, on Dec. 7, 2017. (Photo by Cade Johnson for the University Library)

“It does the heart good to be among books and people who love them,” former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove said to a packed Morrison Library audience.

As part of the Lunch Poems series, Dove read from a diverse selection of her work Thursday afternoon — recent poems and ones from further back in her extensive catalog, which includes Thomas and Beulah, winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in poetry.

“It is so wonderful to see this room so full of people who love poetry,” Chancellor Carol Christ said during her opening remarks to a standing-room-only crowd of about 250 people. Christ, fittingly, began her academic career in the English Department, teaching poetry. “I have never been to an event here where there are people literally hanging from the balcony, so that says a lot about Rita Dove and says a lot about this community’s love for poetry.”

Dove was not only the first African American to be elected U.S. Poet Laureate — at 40 years old, she was the youngest, too. She now teaches at the University of Virginia.

The work Dove read Thursday included poems about family; an homage to the library near where she grew up, in Akron, Ohio; and the creatively alliterative Ode to My Right Knee (which opens, “Oh, obstreperous one, ornery outside of ordinary”).

Among those in attendance was Chelsea Muir, a public policy graduate student. She popped in for part of the reading after seeing a flyer.

“I liked the creativity and the playfulness,” she said, citing, in particular, a flowing prose poem Dove read. Muir said she was impressed by the reading and was inspired to read more of Dove’s work. She also enjoyed Morrison Library, which she was visiting for the first time.

Dove expressed a similar sentiment: “It just feels good in here,” she said.


ABOUT LUNCH POEMS

Lunch Poems is a noontime poetry reading on the first Thursday of the month. Admission to the Morrison Library event is free. Check out the spring semester schedule. Watch videos of past readings. Support for this series is provided by Dr. and Mrs. Tom Colby, the Library, The Morrison Library Fund, the Dean’s office of the College of Letters and Sciences, and the Townsend Center for the Humanities. These events are also partially supported by Poets & Writers Inc., through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.

New Books In Graduate Services December 2017

The long twentieth century : money, power and the origins of our times

The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power, And The Origins Of Our Times (New and Updated edition) by Giovanni Arrighi

Cruel optimism

Cruel Optimism by Lauren Berlant

Rogue archives : digital cultural memory and media fandom

Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory And Media Fandom by Abigail De Kosnik

DEATH PENALTY.

The Death Penalty Volume II by Jacques Derrida

The letter to Ren An et Sima Qian's legacy

The Letter To Ren An And Sima Qian’s Legacy by Stephen Durrant, Wai-Yee Li, Michael Nylan, and Hans Van Ess

The time Mom met Hitler, Frost came to dinner, and I heard the greatest story ever told : a memoir

The Time Mom Met Hitler, Frost Came To Dinner, And I Heard The Greatest Story Ever Told: A Memoir by Dikkon Eberhart

Poetic intention

Poetic Intention by Edouard Glissant

Art in theory 1900-2000 : an anthology of changing ideas

Art In Theory 1900-2000: An Anthology Of Changing Ideas edited by Charles Harrison and Paul Wood

Petrarch : a critical guide to the complete works

Petrarch: A Critical Guide To The Complete Works edited by Victoria Kirkham and Armando Maggi

The prince : with related documents

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli With Related Documents (Second Edition) translated, edited, and with an introduction by William J Connell

Before tomorrow : epigenesis and rationality

Before Tomorrow: Epigenesis And Rationality by Catherine Malabou

The Bakhtin reader : selected writings of Bakhtin, Medvedev, and Voloshinov

The Bakhtin Reader: Selected Writings Of Bakhtin, Medvedev, Voloshinov edited by Pam Morris

A history of modern French literature from the sixteenth century to the twentieth century

A History Of Modern French Literature: From The Sixteenth Century To The Twentieth Century edited by Christopher Prendergast

Narrative theory : a critical introduction

Narrative Theory: A Critical Introduction by Kent Puckett

War pictures : cinema, violence, and style in Britain, 1939-1945

War Pictures: Cinema, Violence, And Style In Britain, 1939-1945 by Kent Puckett

Robert Louis Stevenson.

Robert Louis Stevenson by David Robb

The Laws of the Kings of England From Edmund to Henry I

The Laws Of The Kings Of England From Edmund To Henry I edited and translated by A.J. Robertson

Before nature : cuneiform knowledge and the history of science

Before Nature: Cuneiform Knowledge And The History Of Science by Francesca Rochberg

Tendencies

Tendencies by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Touching feeling : affect, pedagogy, performativity

Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Religion in Tudor England : an anthology of primary sources

Religion In Tudor England: An Anthology Of Primary Sources edited by Ethan H. Shagan and Debora Shugar

A secular age

A Secular Age by Charles Taylor

Theater of a thousand wonders : a history of miraculous images and shrines in New Spain

Theater Of A Thousand Wonders: A History Of Miraculous Images And Shrines In New Spain by William B. Taylor

The tar baby : a global history

The Tar Baby: A Global History by Bryan Wagner

The prelude, 1799, 1805, 1850 : authoritative texts, context and reception, recent crtitucal essays

The Prelude 1799, 1805, 1850 by William Wordsworth edited by Jonathan Wordsworth, M.H. Abrams, and Stephen Gill

The Rise of the Memoir

The Rise Of The Memoir by Alex Zwerdling

Trial: New Oxford Shakespeare Online

NOS coverThe Library has a trial to New Oxford Shakespeare Online through January 31, 2018. This resource includes digital access to the following titles:

  • New Oxford Shakespeare Modern Critical Edition: complete full-text plays with modernized spellings, annotations, and extras. (Library also has in Print.)
  • New Oxford Shakespeare Critical Reference Edition: complete full-text plays with original spellings. (Library will also have in Print.)
  • New Oxford Shakespeare Authorship Companion: secondary research on attribution and authorship. (Library also has in Print.)

For comparison, other digital versions of the plays include Folger Digital Shakespeare Texts and Internet Shakespeare Editions. See more about what the Library offers on Shakespeare at the Literature in English Library Research Guide.

We welcome your feedback about the New Oxford Shakespeare Online. Share your feedback here.


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‘Llama love’ makes its way to Memorial Glade at UC Berkeley, outside Doe Library

It might be the start of Dead Week, but Memorial Glade was more alive than usual Monday afternoon, thanks to four special guests.

Their names? Quinoa, Ollantaytambo, Amigo, and Wykee.

For about four years, llamas have been descending on campus, offering students a much-needed respite from their studies — and soft coats to pet.

Monday’s event, called Return of the Llamas — sponsored by the ASUC’s Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President — drew large crowds of students, who came to pet the llamas and take pictures with them, with some onlookers climbing on each other’s shoulders to get a better vantage point.

“They are an institution,” said George Caldwell, or Geo, who has brought his fluffy friends from Sonora, more than two hours away in Tuolumne County, to the UC Berkeley campus for various events and activities, including events raising awareness about wellness and suicide prevention.

Caldwell teaches classes in Oakland about the ungulates. Afterward, he said, he comes to campus with the creatures “to share the llama love.”

“My whole goal is to have llamas here 365 (days of the year),” he said. “It would be a great thing for people who have stress to go see the llamas.”

Ana Mancia, department head of the Office of the AAVP for the ASUC, has been instrumental in bringing the llamas to campus for the past year and a half — which equates to three rounds of llamas.

“I really hope (students) get the chance to … ease the pressure before finals,” said Mancia, a third-year business major. The llamas, she said, could help students “put things in perspective.”

So how are students reacting to the creatures?

“They’re crazy and fun,” said Wei Zhou, an economics major who was there with her friend Nancy Zhu, an applied math major.

“It’s a good way to de-stress,” Zhu added.

Students pet llamas
Students pet a llama named Quinoa during the ASUC-sponsored Return of the Llamas event outside of Doe Library on Dec. 4, 2107. (Photo by Jami Smith for the University Library)

So long, Twitter and Facebook: UC Berkeley students take a timeout from social media

students turn in their phones
Cheyenne Canizares, left, and Isabella Blanco turn in their smartphones during the Blackout Challenge at Moffitt Library on Dec. 4, 2017. (Photo by Jami Smith for the University Library)

Forgoing Facebook? Taking a timeout from Twitter? The prospect of a social media sabbatical may seem unthinkable to some millennials.

But on the fourth floor of Moffitt Library on Monday morning, a throng of students were lined up to surrender their smartphones — voluntarily — for a social media blackout.

A collaboration between the REST Zones Project and the Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President, the Blackout Challenge encourages students to fork over their phones in exchange for prizes, depending on how long they participate. One hour will get you a sleep mask. Two hours, and you’ll get a stuffed bear. Three hours will earn you a pillow. And if you last four hours, you’ll get a blanket. While supplies last, of course.

“We hope to enhance the productivity of students during Dead Week,” said Genevieve Slosberg, an intern for the Office of the AAVP, who was working the event Monday morning. “We also hope to be a part of creating a culture where social media is not as prevalent.”

How do UC Berkeley students feel about giving up social media?

“It’s probably going to make me study more,” said Cameron Chee, a sophomore majoring in chemistry.

“I cannot last longer than three hours,” said Anna Mazur, who is studying Environmental Economics and Policy, citing a review session she was attending later.

Some students were in it for the long haul. Joseph Sahyoun, a grad student studying mechanical engineering, said he was aiming to participate for the full four hours — at least.

“I support it,” he said of the effort to unplug from social media. Plus, he said, “I love sleep gear.”

Turnout Monday morning was “extremely high,” Slosberg said. About 25 minutes in, 30 people had surrendered their phones — a rate of more than one phone per minute.

How did so many students find out about the event?

“Facebook,” said Chee, echoing other students’ replies. “Which is kind of ironic.”

The Blackout Challenge started at 10 a.m. at Moffitt Library and lasts until 10 p.m.

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Coordinators accept student smartphones during the Blackout Challenge at Moffitt Library on Dec. 4, 2017. (Photo by Jami Smith for the University Library)

Exhibit: Love across the Global South

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Love across the Global South: Popular Cinema Cultures of India and Senegal explores interconnections between South Asian and African popular cultures through film posters, footage, and memorabilia. Focusing on the circulation of Bombay cinema, South Asia’s largest film industry, in Senegal, West Africa, the exhibition foregrounds the role of transnational film cultures and fan clubs in shaping affinities across the Global South. Highlighting archival material held by UC Berkeley—including a collection of twentieth-century popular film magazines and films housed at the Media Resources Center—the exhibition harnesses library holdings to nuance campus debates on race, globalization, and visual representation while experimenting with new curatorial practices that emphasize Afro-Asian connections in an expanded Indian Ocean imaginary. The exhibition is curated by Sugata Ray (Assistant Professor, History of Art), Ivy Mills (Lecturer, History of Art), Liladhar Pendse (Librarian, Central Asian and Eastern European Studies), and Adnan Malik (Curator for South Asian Collections, South/Southeast Asia Library). The Mellon Curatorial Preparedness Initiative funded Curatorial Assistantships for History of Art Department graduate students Shivani Sud and Randip Bakshi.

 

brown gallery exhibit            ivy exhibit

 

The exhibit runs from October 6, 2017–March 1, 2018 in the Bernice L. Brown Gallery, Doe Library.

 

New Book from Art History Faculty Member, Lisa Trever

Assistant Professor Lisa Trever in the History of Art department has published The Archaeology of Mural Painting at Pañamarca, Peru, with Harvard University Press as part of the Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology Studies Series.

Trever Panamarca

 

From the publisher website:

The archaeological site of Pañamarca was once a vibrant center of religious performance and artistic practice within the ancient Moche world. During the seventh and eighth centuries CE, architects and mural painters created lofty temples and broad-walled plazas that were brilliantly arrayed with images of mythological heroes, monstrous creatures, winged warriors in combat, ritual processions, and sacrificial offerings.

This richly illustrated volume offers a nuanced account of the modern history of exploration, archaeology, and image making at Pañamarca; it also offers detailed documentation of the new fieldwork carried out by the authors at the site. That fieldwork led to the discoveries of 1,200-year-old mural paintings, presented here in detail for the first time. Created in a cultural context a thousand years before the use of written scripts, the art and architecture of Pañamarca cannot be studied via ancient histories or commentaries, but only through layers of physical evidence from archaeological excavations and documentation. This volume will serve as a definitive reference work on mural painting at Pañamarca, as well as a new primary resource for Pre-Columbian studies and for studies in global ancient art, architecture, and archaeology more broadly.

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