Tag Archives: Language and Literature

MLA Embraces “Green” Open Access

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MLA Director of Scholarly Communication Kathleen Fitzpatrick announced that the Modern Language Association is endorsing the open access publishing movement. Her article, “Openness, value, and scholarly societies – The Modern Language Association model,” published in the December issue of College … Continue reading

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St. Elmo Murray, Byronic Hero?

Born Augusta Jane Evans on May 8, 1835, in Wynnton (now the MidTown area in Columbus), Georgia, Mrs. Augusta Evans Wilson (1835-1909) wrote nine highly successful novels, but her St. Elmo was among the most popular works of American fiction … Continue reading

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Interview with Dr. Viviana Cortes, Applied Linguistics & ESL Department

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Dr. Viviana Cortes is the Faculty Liaison for the Applied Linguistics & ESL Department. Dr. Cortes joined the GSU faculty in the fall of 2008 and right away took on the duties of department ‘librarian’ which involves communicating with their … Continue reading

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Happy Belated Birthday Miss Welty!

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  Happy Belated Birthday Miss Welty! Eudora Welty was born April 13th, 1909, in Jackson, Mississippi. Georgia State Univesity is the home of the Eudora Welty Newsletter, edited by English Department faculty member, Dr. Pearl McHaney and our Special Collections Department … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland

  Are you intrigued by Tim Burton’s take on Alice in Wonderland?  The GSU Library offers many resources on this classic work. You might start with the Annotated Alice which contains Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass plus original … Continue reading

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Coleman Barks Poetry Reading and Book Signing

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Coleman Barks, a renowned poet and Rumi translator, will give a poetry reading and sign his books Thursday, January 28th, 7-9 pm in the Troy Moore Library (9th floor General Classroom Building.) He has taught poetry and creative writing at … Continue reading

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Mustn't Grumble

I found a wonderful book yesterday, The Anglo Files LN 5 DA589.4 .L93 2008 by American journalist Sarah Lyall about her experience with British culture and language. She married a man from Great Britain and her take on British culture … Continue reading

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Read the book or see the movie?

I was reading an issue of Library Journal today which included an editorial by John Berry confessing that he hates reading and would rather see the movie. This editorial was in the context of an article that dealt with libraries … Continue reading

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Animals in the Library

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  A few days ago I wrote about a pigeon who wandered into the library which made me think about animals in libraries. The Lilian Jackson Braun detective books, The Cat Who….. series featuring two siamese cats who help their millionaire journalist human Jim … Continue reading

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Did Dickens invent Christmas?

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    Illustration by John Leech  from The Victorian Web A new book in the library’s browsing collection The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol Rescued his Career and Revived our Holiday Spirits,  Browsing Collection Sta , … Continue reading

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