New Book and a Conversation with Suzanne Guerlac from the French Department

Check out this new book by Department of French faculty member Suzanne Guerlac, available in print and as an ebook through the online catalog.

book cover

Through an engagement with the philosophies of Marcel Proust’s contemporaries Félix Ravaisson, Henri Bergson, and Georg Simmel, author Suzanne Guerlac presents an original reading of Proust’s magnum opus, Remembrance of Things Past (A la recherche du temps perdu).

On Wednesday, March 10 from 12-1, Professor Guerlac will be a special guest on Berkeley Book Chats hosted online by the Townsend Center for the Humanities.


New publication by Nick Paige from the French Department

Check out this new book by Department of French faculty member Nicholas Paige, available in print and as an ebook through the online catalog.

book cover

From introduction:

“This book is about the evolution of French and to a lesser degree English novels – by which I mean French- and English-language novels – from 1601 to 1830. And while evolution is very much at the center of my preoccupations, I do not offer a “story” about that evolution. There is no plot, as we might want if we thought of the novel moving forward, perhaps from birth, episode by episode, toward a resolution, some happy state of stability – as if, in other words, the novel’s own history could be made into a kind of novel.”

“In lieu of a story, Technologies of the Novel offers a quantitative account of the ceaseless yet patterned flux of the novel system over these twenty-three decades.”

“Technologies of the Novel is, then, digital and distant; but it is most certainly not antianalogue or anticlose.”


New Publication by Art History Faculty Imogen Hart, Editor.

Check out this new publication edited by Art History Faculty member Imogen Hart, available as an e-resource through the online catalog.

Sculpture and the Decorative in Britain and Europe

From Bloomsbury:

“By foregrounding the overlaps between sculpture and the decorative, this volume of essays offers a model for a more integrated form of art history writing. Through distinct case studies, from a seventeenth-century Danish altarpiece to contemporary British ceramics, it brings to centre stage makers, objects, concepts and spaces that have been marginalized by the enforcement of boundaries within art and design discourse. These essays challenge the classed, raced and gendered categories that have structured the histories and languages of art and its making. Sculpture and the Decorative in Britain and Europe is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and practice of sculpture and the decorative arts and the methodologies of art history.”


Workshop: Text Data Mining and Publishing

Text Data Mining and Publishing
Tuesday, March 16th, 11:10am-12:30pm
Online: Register to receive the Zoom link
Rachael Samberg and Stacy Reardon

If you are working on a computational text analysis project and have wondered how to legally acquire, use, and publish text and data, this workshop is for you! We will teach you 5 legal literacies (copyright, contracts, privacy, ethics, and special use cases) that will empower you to make well-informed decisions about compiling, using, and sharing your corpus. By the end of this workshop, and with a useful checklist in hand, you will be able to confidently design lawful text analysis projects or be well positioned to help others design such projects. Register here.

Upcoming Workshops in this Series – Spring 2021:

  • By Design: Graphics & Images Basics
  • HTML/CSS Toolkit for Digital Projects

Please see bit.ly/dp-berk for details.


New Publication by Art History Faculty Anneka Lenssen

Check out the new publication by Anneka Lenssen, UC Berkeley Associate Professor of Global Modern Art, with UC Berkeley’s Oski Express.

Beautiful Agitation: Modern Painting and Politics in Syria by Anneka Lenssen

From University of California Press:

“In modern Syria, a contested territory at the intersection of differing regimes of political representation, artists ventured to develop strikingly new kinds of painting to link their images to life forces and agitated energies. Examining the works of artists Kahlil Gibran, Adham Ismail, and Fateh al-Moudarres, Beautiful Agitation explores how painters in Syria activated the mutability of form to rethink relationships of figure to ground, outward appearance to inner presence, and self to world. Drawing on archival materials in Syria and beyond, Anneka Lenssen reveals new trajectories of painterly practice in a twentieth century defined by shifting media technologies, moving populations, and the imposition of violently enforced nation-state borders. The result is a study of Arab modernism that foregrounds rather than occludes efforts to agitate against imposed identities and intersubjective relations.”

 


Workshop: Creating Web Maps with ArcGIS Online

Creating Web Maps with ArcGIS Online
Tuesday, March 2, 3:10pm-4:30pm
Online: Register to receive the Zoom link
Susan Powell and Erica Newcome

Want to make a web map, but not sure where to start? This short workshop will introduce key mapping terms and concepts and give an overview of popular platforms used to create web maps. We’ll explore one of these platforms (ArcGIS Online) in more detail. You’ll get some hands-on practice adding data, changing the basemap, and creating interactive map visualizations. At the end of the workshop you’ll have the basic knowledge needed to create your own simple web maps. Register here.

Upcoming Workshops in this Series – Spring 2021:

  • Text Data Mining and Publishing
  • By Design: Graphics & Images Basics
  • HTML/CSS Toolkit for Digital Projects

Please see bit.ly/dp-berk for details.


New E-Resources for February: Black History Month

February is Black History Month! Be sure to check out new Art History  e-resources available through Oskicat.  Click on the links below the images to view them in the library catalog.

African American Arts                           Art for People’s Sake                                  Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin

Building the Black Arts Movement                                Elizabeth Catlett                   The Image of the Black in Western Art

 

The Romare Bearden Reader                          The Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance                    To Describe a Life

 


Workshop: Publish Digital Books & Open Educational Resources with Pressbooks

Publish Digital Books & Open Educational Resources with Pressbooks
Tuesday, February 9th, 2:10pm-3:30pm
Online: Register to receive the Zoom link
Tim Vollmer and Stacy Reardon

If you’re looking to self-publish work of any length and want an easy-to-use tool that offers a high degree of customization, allows flexibility with publishing formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), and provides web-hosting options, Pressbooks may be great for you. Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can license your materials for reuse however you desire. Learn why and how to use Pressbooks for publishing your original books or course materials. You’ll leave the workshop with a project already under way! Register at bit.ly/dp-berk

Upcoming Workshops in this Series – Spring 2021:

  • Creating Web Maps with ArcGIS Online
  • Text Data Mining and Publishing
  • By Design: Graphics & Images Basics
  • HTML/CSS Toolkit for Digital Projects

Please see bit.ly/dp-berk for details.


Celebrating Black History Month with Black Literature

February marks the start of Black History Month, a perfect time to celebrate the cultural and artistic impact of African American writers in literature. We at the Library have compiled a brief list of novels and poetry by both acclaimed and budding Black authors for your exploration!

Browse more in our Black Lives Matter ebook and audiobook collection, or suggest a book for the Library to acquire.



Six essential Library resources during the pandemic

1) eBooks galore

Millions of ebooks are accessible through the Library and Open Access initiatives such as OpenEdition, and new titles are added daily. The way easiest to find them is by searching OskiCat or Start Your Search from the Library home page.

Featured work: Burningham, Bruce R, editor. Millennial Cervantes : New Currents in Cervantes Studies. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2020.

 

 

 

 

La Peste by Albert Camus

 

2) HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service
Also known as UC’s emergency ebook service,  it provides access to digital versions of millions of the physical volumes held by libraries across the 10-campus University of California system — plus UC’s two expansive off-site library storage facilities.

Featured work: La peste by Albert Camus. Paris: Gallimard, c1947, 2008.

 

 

 

 

Intorno a Boccaccio 2018

3) Oski Xpress contactless pickup

The Library now provides a contactless pickup service at Moffitt Library for all borrowers who have current Cal 1 or UC Berkeley Library cards. Fourteen libraries are participating in Oski Xpress: Anthropology, Bioscience, Chemistry, Earth Sciences & Map, East Asian, Engineering, Environmental Design, Institute for Governmental Studies, Main (Gardner) Stacks, Mathematics Statistics, Morrison, Music, Physics-Astronomy, and Social Research. Only materials available from the circulating collections of these libraries are available at this time.

Featured work: Intorno a boccaccio/boccaccio e dintorni 2018 : atti del seminario internazionale di studi (certaldo alta, casa di giovanni boccaccio, 6-7 settembre 2018). S. Zamponi, Ed. Ser. Studi e saggi, 205. Firenze: Firenze University Press, 2020.

 

 

 

A Short History of Italian Cinema

 

4) Electronic course reserves

Due to COVID-19 service disruptions, the Library is not accepting print or other physical materials (such as DVDs) for course reserves for the remainder of 2021. However, the Library is helping instructors identify digital options for their course readings to ensure they remain accessible to all students — whether they are on campus or learning remotely.

Featured work: Bondanella, Peter, and Federico Pacchioni. A History of Italian Cinema. 2nd ed. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, c2009, 2017.

 

 

 

 

Chéri by Colette

5) In-person research appointments at The Bancroft Library

The Bancroft Library, home to many extraordinary special collections, is one of two libraries on campus that offers limited research appointments for UC Berkeley faculty and students this spring. Access can be provided to Bancroft Library materials that are housed on-site and that are not available online. Please note that access to Bancroft Library collections housed at the Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF) is expected this semester but those collections are unavailable at this time.

The newspaper/microfilm collections, housed in Doe Library, can also be accessed through the Moffitt Library by special request.

Featured work: Colette. Chéri. Paris: Arthème Fayard & Cie, 1929.

 

 

 

Garder Main Stacks

 

6) Online research consultations

Although the UCB libraries will be physically closed this semester, we are all working remotely and happy to help you with your research needs. You can schedule a Zoom appointment with subject librarians like myself, email the general library research help line, or chat with a librarian or library specialist 24/7.

 

 

 

 

 

See also: