Hannah Ferenback’s Closing Up & Mark Daniells’ Garden Island III

Closing Up        Garden Island III

By Anonymous

The GALC prints that I checked out this year helped provide a burst of color on the walls. They were always a talking point whenever we had company and really made our apartment look classy and put-together. I hung Garden Island III on the wall across from the front door, and it provided a beautiful focal point as soon as we entered the apartment.

Gottfried Honeggar’s Forest Fruit & Herlinde Spahr’s Aeneid 7/12

Forest Fruit (Waldfrucht)       Aeneid 7/12

By Yuen Ho

These gorgeous prints allowed us to bring high quality art into our home. Whether decorating our bedroom or study nook, seeing these prints everyday gave us a jumping point for conversation, reflection, and aesthetic appreciation. Thank you for the opportunity to cultivate a love of art within our humble home.

Sigmund Ables’ Weekend Visitors & John W. Winkler’s Dusk at Fisherman’s Wharf

Weekend Visitors        Dusk at Fisherman\'s Wharf

By Evan Larson

The GALC program added so much to my years at Cal. Each year, my rommates and I enjoyed picking out the pieces of art that we would display in our rooms. Throughout the year, I get to enjoy looking up at a beautiful print. Whenever anyone comes over to visit, the usually make a remark about my GALC print – it’s the centerpiece of the room. I especially liked telling other Cal students about the program and seeing GALC pieces appear on their walls next year.

Wilder Bentley’s Entertainer of Our Armed Hosts & Mario Avati’s La Carpe

Entertainer of Our Armed Hosts        The Carp (La Carpe)

By Julia Sizek

Our dining room has been a wide open canvas in this giant house where I’ve been lucky to live for a year and a half. The room is one of the darkest in the house, a deep red color that the fast food industry would tell you makes you hungry. We would have never picked such a color, but it preceded us: the dining room, like the rest of the house, is owned by our landlords who are reoccupying the house this summer. When we gave our thirty days’ notice in advance of the impending move, I began taking down the prints in our dining room that we had to return to the library. I had borrowed two, as had one of my housemates. Each of them were beautiful, but the one that I spent the most time examining–mostly when I was pretending to write my dissertation, as I am also doing at this very moment–was “La Carpe” (“The Carp”) by Mario Avati. The print depicts a carp, its skeletal structure visible inside its fishy outline. One of the things that always vaguely upset me about the print is that the fish has no real eye, just a blank socket as one would expect in a skeleton. The blank eye circle is mirrored in the background, a horizontally pinstriped sheet with circular blots that look like carefully drawn circles from far away and water stains from close up. It’s fitting that the skeletal carp is surrounded by water circles, and it reminds me of one of the rules that they told us at the moment when they gave us the picture: don’t put it in the bathroom, they said. We agreed, and instead hung a cheap print of “St. Anthony Tempted by the Devil in the Form of a Woman” (Sausetta), a joke of sorts that we intended to leave to unsettle our bathroom users, a way to lighten the darkness of the house and the fact that it would never be ours.

Shiro Ikegawa’s Maru-to-Shima & Kogyo Tsukioka’s Naniwa: The Scholar Onin and the Spirit of Plum Trees

Maru-to-Shima        Naniwa: The Scholar Onin and the Spirit of Plum Trees

By Jonathan Anderson Curley

I love getting to hang out with prints from the GALC. This was my second year knowing about, and using the program. This year I had two prints by Japanese artists: a woodblock print of actors from the 1800’s and an abstract print from the 1970’s. I hung both in my bedroom at home. I like the experience of having artwork temporarily… I think I pay a little more attention to it, knowing we will soon part!

New Books Added to Graduate Services in March

The handmaid's tale

The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel by Margaret Atwood art & adapatation by Renee Nault

Conversations with Allen Ginsberg

Conversations With Allen Ginsberg edited by David Stephen Calonne


Pursuit: A Novel Of Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates

Conversations with Neil Simon

Conversations With Neil Simon edited by Jackson R. Bryer and Ben Siegel

Poems written abroad : the Lilly Library manuscript

Poems Written Abroad: The Lilly Library Manuscript by Stephen Spender edited by Christop Irmscher

Complete novels : Boston adventure ; The Mountain lion ; The Catherine wheel

Jean Stafford: Complete Novels: Boston Adventure, The Mountain Lion, The Catherine Wheel edited by Kathryn Davis

Selected poems of Edith Wharton

Selected Poems Of Edith Wharton edited by Irene Goldman-Price

Like a thief in broad daylight : power in the era of post-human capitalism

Like A Thief In Broad Daylight: Power In The Era Of Post-Human Capitalism by Slavoj Zizek

New Books Added to Graduate Services in February

German philosophy : a dialogue

German Philosphy: A Dialogue: Alain Badiou & Jean-Luc Nancy edited with an afterword by Jan Volker

The end : a conversation

The End: A Conversation: Alain Badiou & Giovanbattista Tusa

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks, Second Edition A Guide to Academic Publishing Success.

Writing Your Journal Article In Twelve Weeks: A Guide To Academic Publishing Success (Second Edition) by Wendy Laura Belcher

Harvest Bells : New and Uncollected Poems by John Betjeman.

Harvest Bells: New And Uncollected Poems by John Betjeman edited by Kevin J. Gardner

William S. Burroughs cutting up the century

Cutting Up The Century by William S. Burroughs edited by Joan Hawkins and Alex Wermer-Colan

A letter marked personal

A Letter Marked Personal by J.P. Donleavy

The great Gatsby : a variorum edition

The Great Gatsby: A Variorum Edition by F. Scott Fitzgerald edited by James L. W. West III

100 POEMS.

100 Poems by Seamus Heaney


Tribunal by Lyn Hejinian

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS : the hemingway library edition.

For Whom The Bell Tolls: The Hemingway Library Edition by Ernest Hemingway with a personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway and a new introduction by Sean Hemingway

Darkness at noon

Darkness At Noon by Arthur Koestler translated by Philip Boehm with an introduction by Michael Scammell


Kangaroo by D.H. Lawrence with an introduction by Nicolas Rothwell

Medieval Cistercian history : initiation into the monastic tradition 9

Medieval Cistercian History: Initiation Into The Monastic Tradition 9 by Thomas Merton edited by Partick F. O’Connell with a preface by William R. Grimes

My life as a rat : a novel

My Life As A Rat by Joyce Carol Oates

Collected fables

Collected Fables by James Thurber edited by Michael J. Rosen with a foreword by Keith Olbermann

Sex and the failed absolute

Sex And The Failed Sex by Slavoj Zizek