by Taylor Follett
To many people, March 17th means a day where they get to wear green and drink Guinness. To us at the library, however, it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the rich history of Irish literature.
When you hear Irish literature, you’re probably thinking of books such as these:
With every new month comes new books being published—and added to our library collection! This month’s haul includes criticism, poetry, prose, and much more:
Want to see a book that we don’t have? Request it here!
Sign up now to participate in the Library’s Edible Book Festival! (After signing up, you’ll have until April 6th to come up with your entry idea.)
Ever wondered what a great literary pun you could make with Catcher in the Rye if you just had some rye bread? Or how cute Velveteen Rabbit themed cupcakes could be? This might just be your chance to explore the more culinary side of your literary interests.
The UC Berkeley Library is hosting an Edible Books Festival on Monday, April 9th. What is an Edible Books Festival, you ask? Just what it sounds like! Edible books might physically resemble books, or they might refer to an aspect of a story, or they might incorporate text. Judges select winners for an array of light-hearted prize categories, such as “Best Literary Pun” or “Most Delicious Looking.” The Festivals are a great way to celebrate both book-making culture and the culinary arts. Edible Book Festivals began with the Books2Eat website in 2000 and is now celebrated internationally during the month of April.
Learn more on the Edible Book Festival website and get inspired by last year’s projects. Sign up now to participate — you don’t have to have your project details figured out yet: you just need enthusiasm.
A shiny new version of the DMPTool was launched at the end of February. The big change, beyond the new color scheme and layout, is that it is now a single source platform for all DMPs. It now incorporates the codebase from other instances of the program from all over the world, including: DMPTuuli (Finland), DMP Melbourne (Australia), DMP Assistant (Canada), DMPOnline (Europe), and many more! The move was made to combine all platforms into one in order to focus on best practices at an international level. Please learn more about the new instance by visiting the DMPTool Blog.
Help support the collections in the Art History/Classics Library on March 8th during Cal’s Big Give Fundraising event!
Support the Art History/Classics Library by making your donation directly through the Big Give website at this link.
The Big Give is an online fundraising event that began in 2014, giving you and the entire Cal community — alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends — the chance to come together to support your favorite schools and programs.
For more information about the Big Give, see the event website.
March 8th is International Women’s Day, the perfect time to start reading works written by and about women. Spend some time this March browsing the stacks for these inspiring, intelligent, and wonderful works.
If you don’t know where to begin, try starting with some of the staples of feminist literature:
Is anything better than fiction? Yes—like fiction written by and about women:
If you’re feeling poetic, try these collections:
Many female writers produce their best work through essays and non-fiction works:
If it seems like we missed one of your favorite books that should be honored for International Women’s Day, tweet us and let us know! Want a book that isn’t in the library? Recommend that we purchase it here.
Founded in 1972, the Art Libraries Society of North America is a dynamic, international organization of more than 1,000 individuals devoted to fostering excellence in art and design librarianship and image management in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The membership includes architecture and art librarians, visual resources professionals, artists, curators, educators, publishers, students, and others interested in visual arts information. To serve this diverse constituency, the Society provides a wide range of programs and services within an organizational structure that encourages participation at all levels.
You can find these and other new art history acquisitions on the New Books shelf in the Art History / Classics Library.
Complete Film Criticism: Reviews, Essays, And Manuscripts by James Agee edited by Charles Maland
Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 by Frank Bidart
Seasons: A Gwendolyn Brooks Experience edited by Nora Brooks Blakely and Cynthia A. Walls with illustrations by Jon Spivey Gilchrist
The Irwell Edition Of The Works Of Anthony Burgess: The Pianoplayers edited with an introduction by Will Carr
The Golden Bridle: Selected Prose by C. Day-Lewis edited by Albert Gelpi and Bernard O’Donoghue
Imagining Persons: Robert Duncan’s Lectures On Charles Olson edited by Robert J. Bertholf and Dale M. Smith
An Open Map: The Correspondence Of Robert Duncan And Charles Olson edited by Robert J. Bertholf and Dale M. Smith
The Oxford English Literary History Volume 5: 1645-1714: The Later Seventeenth Century by Margaret J. M. Ezell
The Big Book Of The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett edited by Richard Layman and Julie M. Rivett
Assembly by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri
The Short Stories Of Ernest Hemingway edited with an introduction by Sean Hemingway and a foreword by Patrick Hemingway
Why Are We In Vietnam by Norman Mailer with a foreword by Maggie McKinley
A Saturnalia Of Bunk: Selections From The Free Lance 1911-1915 by H. L. Mencken edited by S. T. Joshi
No Villain by Arthur Miller
Hidden Hitchcock by D. A. Miller
Insomniac Dreams: Experiments In Time by Vladimir Nabokov compiled, edited, and with a commentaries by Gennady Barabtarlo
Good For Otto by David Rabe
Visiting Edna And Good For Otto: Two Plays by David Rabe
The Golden House by Salman Rushdie
1668: The Year Of The Animal In France by Peter Sahlins
Conversations With Gary Snyder edited by Stephen Calonne
Accidental Orientalists: Modern Italian Travelers In Ottoman Lands by Barbara Spackman
The Wheels Of Chance: With A Student Guide To The Historical And Social Context Of The Novel by H. G. Wells with an introduction and notes by Jeremy Withers
by Taylor Follett, Literature and Digital Humanities Assistant
It is a truth universally acknowledged that an award-winning novel in possession of a good plot must be turned into a movie that doesn’t quite do it justice. This year, however, several films came close. On January 23rd, the Academy Awards announced their latest list of nominees for the 2018 Oscars. Before they were lauded for their actors, screenplays, and cinematography, some of the top films of the year were good old-fashioned novels. So instead of heading to the movie theater to catch up before March 4, head down to Main Stacks to try the real deal. Check out some of the nominee’s original stories here: