Gearin’ Up for Gettin’ Down: New Books in Graduate Services for January

Kicking off a new year and getting back in the groove of another semester is the name of the game come January. When we opened the doors after our annual holiday closure what do you think we found? Books and more books. Books from UC Berkeley professors Joel Altman, John Searle, Donna V. Jones, and Michael Rubinstein (whose book Public Works I can’t wait to read), as well as books by Modern Author members Samuel Beckett, William S. Burroughs, James Kelman, David Rabe, and Louis MacNeice. They all graced the shelves of Graduate Services this first month of 2011. Hannah Arendt, Chantal Mouffe, Elizabeth Bronfen, Zygmunt Bauman, and David Harvey also threw their hats into the ring this month for you to try on–but beware, these are big hats. (And speaking of hats, or to be more specific, helmets, UC Berkeley graduate Aaron Rodgers will quarterback the Green Bay Packers in this year’s Super Bowl. We’ll all be cheese heads come February 6th.) Yes, January brought us some great books to kick off 2011, so get your read on. And Enjoy.



The Improbability of Othello by Joel Altman


Rahel Varnhagen: The Life of a Jewess by Hannah Arendt


Life in Fragments: Essays in Postmodern Morality by Zygmunt Bauman


All That Fall and Other Plays for Radio and Screen by Samuel Beckett


Over Her Dead Body: Death. Femininity and the Aesthetic by Elisabeth Bronfen


Ah Pook is Here and Other Texts by WIlliam Burroughs


The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies Third Edition edited by Edward J. Hackett, Olga Amsterdamska, Michael Lynch, and Judy Wajcman


The Condition of Postmodernity by David Harvey


The Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy: Negritude, Vitalism, and Modernity by Donna V. Jones


The Good Times by James Kelman


Letters of Louis MacNeice edited by Jonathan Allison


Medieval Theory of Authorship: Scholastic Literary Attitudes in the Later Middle Ages by A.J. Minnis


The Return of the Political by Chantal Mouffe


Debating World Literature edited by Christopher Prendergast


Dinosaurs on the Roof by David Rabe


Public Works: Infrastructure, Irish Modernism, and the Postcolonial by Michael Rubenstein


Speech Acts: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language by John R. Searle

Letters to the Twentieth Century: New Books in Graduate Services for December

Not many new books hitting the shelves in December. But like I’ve said in the past, its about quality, not quanity. And I’m not trying to wind you up as the semester is winding down, but take a look at the books below. One book takes a broad look at the last century (was it really just 100 years 10 years ago you might ask yourself), while another puts the 1970’s in perspective. Break out the head bands and platform shoes, by which I mean head on over to American Apparel, and think about cranking Zeppelin while you wait in long lines to get gas. Pretend that cozy chair in Graduate Services is your Trans Am and kill the time waiting by reading some stories from James Kelman’s Busted Scotch, or the correspondence between Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac–who I am sure loved them some scotch and probably have something to say about being busted. The Holidays are here again. The semester is ending. Time to enjoy some outside reading…that takes place inside Graduate Services during our abbreviated holiday hours. Enjoy.



The Long Twentieth Century by Giovanni Arrighi


The Shock of the Global: The 1970s in Perspective edited by Niall Ferguson, Charles S. Maier, Erez Manela, and Daniel J. Sargent


Busted Scotch: Selected Stories by James Kelman


Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters edited by Bill Morgan and David Stanford

OskiCat “saved lists” problem recurs

The problem with saved lists in OskiCat, thought to have been resolved, is occurring again as of Tuesday Feb. 1.

Users have reported that their saved lists, normally accessed by logging into “My OskiCat,” are no longer available.  Attempts to view these lists get an error message: “An internal error has occurred.”

Update: As of Friday Feb. 4, this issue has been resolved.  Saved lists should once again be visible.  If yours are not, please let us know.

For more information on the list feature, see Managing Search Results.