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You can find these titles and other recent acquisitions on the Art History / Classics Library’s New Book Shelf.
The African Queen And The Night Of The Hunter: First And Final Screenplays by James Agee edited by Jeffrey Couchman
Ending Up by Kingley Amis with an introduction by Craig Brown
The Green Man by Kingsley Amis with an introduction by Michael Dirda
Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin
The Floating Opera by John Barth with an afterword by Charles B. Harris
The World Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry selected and introduced by Paul Kingsnorth
News Of The Universe: Poems Of Twofold Consciousness by Robert Bly
Honey For The Bears by Anthony Burgess
Nothing Like The Sun: A Story Of Shakespeare’s Love Life by Anthony Burgess
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 And Travel Writings by Lawrence Durrell edited with an introduction by James Gifford
I’d Die For You And Other Lost Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Painted Rocks At Revolver Creek by Athol Fugard
Wait Till I’m Dead: Uncollected Poems by Allen Ginsberg edited by Bill Morgan
Caught by Henry Green with an introduction by James Wood
Loving by Henry Green with an introduction by Roxana Robinson
A Progressive Education by Richard Howard
A Ted Hughes Bestiary: Poems edited by Alice Oswald
The Memorial: Portrait Of A Family by Christopher Isherwood
Prater Violet by Christopher Isherwood
Exiles: A Critical Edition by James Joyce edited by A. Nicholas Fargnoli and Michael Patrick Gillespie
Dirt Road by James Kelman
What Is A Garden?:Poems And Essays by W.S. Merwin with photographs by Larry Cameron
No Villain by Arthur Miller
Ladders To Fire by Anais Nin with an introduction by Benjamin Franklin V
Winter Of Artifice: Three Novelettes by Anais Nin with an introduction by Laura Frost
The Doll Master And Other Tales Of Terror by Joyce Carol Oates
The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming Of Age by Joyce Carol Oates
Plays Four: The Thirty-First Of June And Jenny Villiers by J.B. Priestley
Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
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
Tender Buttons: Objects by Gertrude Stein with illustrations by Lisa Congdon
Thirteen Ways Of Looking At A Blackbird by Wallace Stevens and L. Corinne Jones
Selected Poems by John Updike edited by Christopher Carduff with an introduction by Brad Leithauser
Morning, Paramin by Derek Walcott and Peter Doig
The First Men In The Moon by H.G. Wells with an introduction and notes by Simon J. James
Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West with an introduction by Harold Bloom
Now The Cats With Jeweled Claws And Other One Act Plays by Tennessee Williams
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“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.
Cruel Optimism by Lauren Berlant
Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory And Media Fandom by Abigail De Kosnik
The Death Penalty Volume II by Jacques Derrida
The Letter To Ren An And Sima Qian’s Legacy by Stephen Durrant, Wai-Yee Li, Michael Nylan, and Hans Van Ess
Poetic Intention by Edouard Glissant
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 edited by Victoria Kirkham and Armando Maggi
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 by Catherine Malabou
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 edited by Christopher Prendergast
Narrative Theory: A Critical Introduction by Kent Puckett
War Pictures: Cinema, Violence, And Style In Britain, 1939-1945 by Kent Puckett
Robert Louis Stevenson by David Robb
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 by Francesca Rochberg
Tendencies by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Religion In Tudor England: An Anthology Of Primary Sources edited by Ethan H. Shagan and Debora Shugar
A Secular Age by Charles Taylor
The Tar Baby: A Global History by Bryan Wagner
The Prelude 1799, 1805, 1850 by William Wordsworth edited by Jonathan Wordsworth, M.H. Abrams, and Stephen Gill
The Rise Of The Memoir by Alex Zwerdling
The 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.
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.
The exhibit runs from October 6, 2017–March 1, 2018 in the Bernice L. Brown Gallery, Doe Library.
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.
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.
CFP deadline December 1, 2017.
A one-week training workshop (March 25-31, 2018) at UCSC on photogrammetry for early-stage graduate students. Participants in this workshop will gain intensive hands-on experience in the techniques and processing workflow for photogrammetric recording for cultural heritage projects, presented within the context of a critical engagement in discussions of the politics of digital knowledge production. Click here for more information: ARC Photogrammetry Workshop Call UCSC.
CFP deadline January 19, 2018.
Scholars from a wide range of fields are invited to submit proposals for research projects investigating Ed Ruscha’s “Streets of Los Angeles” archive—including, but not limited to digital humanities, cultural geography, architecture, art history, photography, and visual culture. Interdisciplinary approaches and team-based projects are particularly encouraged. Selected researchers would collaborate with Getty Research Institute (GRI) staff as part of a larger research-technology project, which seeks to digitize and make publicly-accessible a portion of the archive in innovative ways. The goal is to publish resulting scholarship at the close of the project. For more details, click here.
CFP deadline Janurary 5, 2018.
This Getty Foundation supported workshop will support interdisciplinary teams focused on the hard questions of Digital Art History as a discipline, a set of methods, and a host of technical and institutional challenges and opportunities.
Participants will gather from June 4-16, 2018 in Venice, Italy at Venice International University, with follow-up activities taking place over the course of the 2018-19 academic year, and leading into a follow-on gathering in Summer of 2019 that will operate as a writing and digital publication workshop, building upon work done over the course of the year by the project teams and in collaboration with our wider network.
CFP deadline January 16, 2018.
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this grant category, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities.
This program is offered twice per year. Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of the humanities.
From the early 20th century until the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, Spain witnessed a flourishing of literary and artistic forms (painting, poetry, prose and film) on par with the experimentialism taking place across Europe and Latin America. According to Jennifer Duprey in Avant-Garde Cultural Practices in Spain (1914-1936), self-taught poet and radical journalist Joan Salvat-Papasseit found inspiration in both the formalist attributes articulated in F.T. Marinetti’s Manifesto del futurismo (1909) and in the social terms of compatriot Gabriel Alomar’s El futurisme (1905). “He was the only Catalan writer that had the conscience of the revolutionary character that the Futurist movement had from a social point of view, yet sustained that his particular point of view was a dialectical concept of tradition,” explains Duprey.
Last fall the UC Berkeley Library became one of three libraries outside of Spain to own an original broadside of Contra els poetes amb minúscula: primer manifest català futurista (Against lowercase poets: the first Futurist manifesto) published in 1920 and is now the first institution in the world to have digitized it. Salvat-Papasseit’s famous collection of poems L’irradiador del port, i les gavines (1921), now housed in The Bancroft Library, was featured in the exhibition No Legacy || Literatura Electrónica installed in Doe Library’s Brown Gallery last year.