Here’s a preview of OskiCat, the UC Berkeley Libraries’ new catalog (coming this summer).
Renowned theorist Tzvetan Todorov will give a lecture entitled "Memory, a Remedy for Evil?" in the Maude Fife Room (130 Wheeler Hall) on Monday, May 4, 2009, as part of the Townsend Center for the Humanities "Forum on the Humanities and Public World" lecture series.
More information about this event can be found at The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities website.
Below is a selection of the many books by Todorov that can be found in Graduate Services.
GRDS Call Number D860.T63 2005
Imperfect Garden: The Legacy of Humanism by Tzvetan Todorov
GRDS Call Number B778.T5613 2002
Les morales de l’histoire by Todorov-T
GRDS Call Number D16.9.T6 1991
GRDS Call Number D16.8.T5713 1995 (English Translation)
The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other by Tzvetan Todorov
GRDS Call Number E123.T6313 1999
GRDS Call Number E123.T63 1982 (French Edition)
Mikhail Bakhtin: The Dialogical Principle (Theory & History of Literature) by Tzvetan Todorov
GRDS Call Number PG2947.B3.T613 1984
GRDS Call Number PG2947.B3.T6 1981 (French Edition)
Introduction to Poetics (Theory & History of Literature) by Tzvetan Todorov
GRDS Call Number XMAC H852 I57 Modern Authors Collection
Poetique de la prose (choix) by Tzvetan Todorov
GRDS Call Number PN3331.T6 1971
GRDS Call Number PN218.T6131 (English Translation)
GRDS Call Number PN3435.T62 1973
The New Book Shelf in Graduate Services has been barren the last few months. This does not mean Graduate Services has stopped acquiring important books for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences. In fact, in the coming months you can be certain to see books rolling on to and off these shelves just like in the old days. For now though, the move from GLADIS/Pathfinder to our new integrated library system called OskiCat has resulted in a moratorium on the processing of new materials. Don’t worry though, these new books will be here soon. Rome wasn’t built in a day and if OskiCat was, we probably wouldn’t want it.
Also, remember, if there is a book you think would be a valued addition to the Graduate Services Collection, fill out the Purchase Recommendation Form at our website or in person at the Graduate Services circulation desk.
If you would like to know more about OskieCat, visit the OskieCat information page on the Library’s homepage.
Do you want to have a say in the copy-print-scan services the Library offers? Well, a survey to get feedback on what copy-print-scan services library patrons currently use and what services they need that are not currently provided can be found next to the copy machine in Graduate Services. Survey forms will be there until the end of finals. Fill one out, and give us some feedback Merzbow would be proud of.
May 21st, Faculty Club
Led by Audrey Wu Clark
The final Bancroft Round Table of the Spring Semester will take place on Thursday, May 21st at noon in the Lewis-Latimer Room of the Faculty Club. Bancroft Study Award winner Audrey Wu Clark will give a talk entitled ""Little Postage Stamps of Native Soil": The Modernist Haiku during Japanese Exclusion."
Beyond historical concurrence, what is the correlation between the Anglo-American modernist preoccupations with the haiku and Japanese exclusion in the U.S.? By focusing mainly on turn-of-the-century Japanese American poets, their racialization within avant-garde circles and the evolution of their modernist haiku forms, Audrey Wu Clark demonstrates that the modernist assimilation of Japanese poetics, namely the haiku form, is a dialectical expression of melancholic racial particularity and manic universality.
The campus community is invited to take some time off from finals and graduations to hear Ms. Clark’s reflections upon this strange cultural anomaly through which an artistic form is welcomed while the people who created the form are rebuffed. Bancroft Round Tables strive to showcase the rich resources The Bancroft Library offers scholars for myriad avenues of research.
Due to budgetary and space concerns, Graduate Servics is getting rid of its history journals duplicatd in the Gardner (Main) Stacks. What this means to the paton of Graduate Services is you can have these journals for free. You can take them home without ever having to worry about a due date! That is, if you get to them before someone else does.
These journals can be found on the shelves to your right as you enter Graduate Services.
The titles are as follows:
History and Theory
The Journal of Modern History
The English Historical Review
The New England Quarterly
Pacific Historical Review
The Hispanic American Historical Review
The Journal of Southern History
Journal of American History