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The Beckett Digital Manuscript Project reunites the manuscripts of Irish writer Samuel Beckett’s works in a digital way, and facilitates genetic research. The project brings together digital facsimiles of documents that are now preserved in different holding libraries, and adds transcriptions of Beckett’s manuscripts, tools for bilingual and genetic version comparison, a search engine, and an analysis of the textual genesis of his works. Beckett wrote in both English and French.
The site also includes the Beckett Digital Library (BDL) – a digital reconstruction of Samuel Beckett’s personal library, based on the volumes preserved at his apartment in Paris, in archives (Beckett International Foundation) and private collections. It currently houses 761 extant volumes, as well as 248 virtual entries for which no physical copy has been retrieved.

Year 3 of funding for materials in less commonly taught European languages

Two years ago, the Institute of European Studies established a special fund to support the UC Berkeley Library in acquiring materials in or about less commonly taught European languages (LCTLs). Students, both undergraduate and graduate, lecturers and faculty who wish to use library materials (books, ebooks, graphic novels, dissertations, DVDs, etc.) in a European LCTL and published in Europe that are currently not available on the Berkeley campus, can fill out the Library Recommendation Form and mention “IES LCTL Support” in the Comments section.

This support only applies to LCTLs that are still spoken today in Western, Northern, or Southern Europe (i.e. all European languages with the exception of German, French, Italian and Spanish); no support will be given for classical or extinct languages nor for Slavic and other Eastern European languages supported by the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

A few examples of titles acquired last year include:

New Books In Graduate Services June 2016

The use of bodies

The Use of Bodies: Homo Sacer IV, 2 by Giorgio Agamben

The American intellectual tradition

The American Intellectual Tradition Volume 1: 1630-1865 edited by David A. Hollinger and Charles Capper

Tennessee Williams : mad pilgrimage of the flesh

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgramage Of The Flesh by John Lahr

Philosophical anthropology

Philosophical Anthropology: Writings And Lectures, Volume. 3 by Paul Ricoeur edited by Johann Michel and Jerome Poree

Of Africa

Of Africa by Wole Soyinka

New Books In Graduate Services May 2016

The Oxford guide to library research

The Oxford Guide To Library Research (Fouth Edition) by Thomas Mann

New Publications by UCB History of Art Faculty

History of Art faculty Sugata Ray has published the article, The ‘Effeminate’ Buddha, the Yogic Male Body, and the Ecologies of Art History in Colonial India in Art History, vol. 38, no. 5 (November 2015), pp. 916-939.

New Publications by UCB History of Art Faculty

Publication by Professor Diliana Angelova

Professor Diliana Anglelova has published the book Sacred Founders: Women, Men, and Gods in the Discourse of Imperial Founding, Rome through Early Byzantium. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015.

New Books In Graduate Services January 2016

The inner citadel : the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

The Inner Citadel: The Meditations Of Marcus Aurelius by Pierre Hadot

Philosophy as a way of life : spiritual exercises from Socrates to Foucault

Philosophy As A Way Of Life: Spiritual Excercises From Socrates To Foucault by Pierre Hadot

The veil of Isis : an essay on the history of the idea of nature

The Veil Of Isis: An Essay On The History Of The Idea Of Nature by Pierre Hadot

The book of Margery Kempe

The Book Of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe translated by Anthony Bale

Transference

Transference: The Seminar of Jacques Lacan Book VIII by Jacques Lacan edited by Jacques-Alain Miller and translated by Bruce Fink

Classical literary criticism

Classical Literary Criticism edited with an introduction and notes by D. A. Russell and Michael Winterbottom

The givenness of things : essays

The Givenness Of Things: Essays by Marilynne Robinson

New Books In Graduate Services November 2015

Plastic materialities : politics, legality, and metamorphosis in the work of Catherine Malabou

Plastic Materialities: Politics, Legality, And Metamorphosis In The Work Of Catherine Malabou edited by Brenna Bhandar and Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller

The ethnic avant-garde : minority cultures and world revolution

The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures And World Revolution by Steven S. Lee

Must we divide history into periods?

Must We Divide History Into Periods? by Jacques Le Goff

God help the child : a novel

God Help The Child by Toni Morrison

The life and passion of William of Norwich

The Life And Passion Of William Of Norwich by Thomas Of Monmouth translated and edited by Miri Rubin

A room of one's own

A Room Of One’s Own (The Shakespeare Head Press Edition of Virgina Woolf) by Virgina Woolf edited by David Bradshaw and Stuart N. Clarke

Year 2 of funding for less commonly taught European languages

Last year, the Institute of European Studies established a special fund to support the UC Berkeley Library in acquiring materials in less commonly taught European languages (LCTLs). Students, both undergraduate and graduate, lecturers and faculty who wish to use library materials (books, ebooks, graphic novels, dissertations, DVDs, etc.) in a European LCTL and published in Europe that are currently not available on the Berkeley campus, can fill out the Library Recommendation Form and mention “IES LCTL Support” in the Comments section.

This support only applies to LCTLs that are still spoken today in Western, Northern, or Southern Europe (i.e. all European languages with the exception of German, French, Italian and Spanish); no support will be given for classical or extinct languages nor for Slavic and other Eastern European languages supported by the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

A few titles acquired last year include:

New Books In Graduate Services October 2015

Four-year-old girl

Four Year Old Girl by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge

Hello, the roses

Hello, The Roses by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge

Cracks in the oracle bone : teaching certain contemporary poems

Cracks In The Oracle Bone: Teaching Certain Contemporary Poems by Brenda Hillman

A theft : my con man

A Theft: My Con Man by Hanif Kureishi

In ballast to the White Sea : a scholarly edition

In Ballast To The White Sea (A Scholarly Edition) by Malcolm Lowry edited with an introduction by Patrick A. McCarthy

Collected plays, 1987-2004 : with stage and radio plays of the 1930s & 40s

Collected Plays, 1987-2004: With Stage And Radio Plays Of The 1930s & 40s by Arthur Miller edited by Tony Kushner

Reynard the Fox : a new translation

Reynard The Fox: A New Translation by James Simpson with a foreword by Stephen Greenblatt

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