Cookies with Canines, the popular therapy dogs program for exam week, is back! Take a break from your studies to come to Hayden Library and spend some time relaxing with a whole bunch of furry friends from Dog BONES: Therapy Dogs of Massachusetts.
Join us outside Hayden Library (Building 14). Long-time favorites Bailey, Kyla, and Benny will return, along with many other four-legged friends.
All are welcome; no registration required.
Does the “micro texture” of <strong>Shakespeare’s sonnets</strong> hold the key to a longtime literary mystery? Elaine Scarry thinks so. She might be the only oneDoes the “micro texture” of Shakespeare’s sonnets hold the key to a longtime literary mystery? Elaine Scarry thinks so. She might be the only one
Besides furniture (Shaker) and flatware (Oneida), what have American <strong>utopian communities</strong> passed down through history? Prescient ideas, for one thingBesides furniture (Shaker) and flatware (Oneida), what have American utopian communities passed down through history? Prescient ideas, for one thing
Amy Cuddy's TED talk on <strong>power poses</strong> — feet apart, hands on hips, head thrown back -- has been viewed 37 million times. How did such a flimsy idea become a sensation?Amy Cuddy's TED talk on power poses — feet apart, hands on hips, head thrown back -- has been viewed 37 million times. How did such a flimsy idea become a sensation?
The museum of the past was one of objects, focused on its permanent collection. The <strong>museum of the future</strong> is a cafe with "art on the side"The museum of the past was one of objects, focused on its permanent collection. The museum of the future is a cafe with "art on the side"
Literary culture won't disappear, but it will continue to shrink. "It will go back to what it was when I started out," says <strong>Martin Amis</strong>, "which is a minority interest sphere"Literary culture won't disappear, but it will continue to shrink. "It will go back to what it was when I started out," says Martin Amis, "which is a minority interest sphere"
Ezra Pound called <strong>Jean Cocteau</strong> -- poet, playwright, theatre director, jeweler -- the best writer in Europe. But his life story was riches-to-ragsEzra Pound called Jean Cocteau -- poet, playwright, theatre director, jeweler -- the best writer in Europe. But his life story was riches-to-rags
- The Express Tribune
Speakers stress need for stories for children in Urdu literature
The Express Tribune
The ninth Aalmi Urdu Conference, held at the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, was attended by a multitude of intellectuals, Urdu literature enthusiasts, and members of the literati who discussed a host of issues. PHOTO: EXPRESS. KARACHI: Children ...and more »
- The 74
Can a Robot Help Teach Classics of Literature? Sphero's Ed Uses Range from STEM to STEAM
Robotics as science makes sense. Robotics as a way to teach math follows logically. But as robotics has moved from an afterschool activity into more classrooms, Sphero's SPRK+ robot — a 3-inch-diameter, 14.4-ounce ball of robotic learning — has ...
- The Missoulian
SHELF LIFE: Food for Fines begins Sunday
Are you looking for a way to clear your overdue library fines while also creating a positive impact on your community? If so, you are cordially invited to participate in Food for Fines, the Missoula Public Library's food drive that runs from Sunday, Dec.and more »
- The Missoulian
Book readings and signings in Missoula this week
Authors signing all day, Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Proceeds go to support the Montana Natural History Center. Call 721-2881 or visit factandfictionbooks.com. Friday. Readings from “Poems Across the Big Sky,” 5 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N ...
- The Missoulian
AMERICAN LIFE IN POETRY: A first look at everything
I suppose there have been other poems about a baby's first look at and into the world, but they couldn't be more touching than this, by Faith Shearin, who lives in West Virginia, and whose most recent book is "Orpheus, Turning" from The Broadkill River ...and more »
- The Sydney Morning Herald
Whiskey and literature - a perfect recipe for a bookshop
The Sydney Morning Herald
Eamonn Hennessy is a big fan of Black Books, the television comedy set in a bookshop that has a proprietor given to grumpiness and the bottle. But it's fair to say that particular shop was not the inspiration for his own Northcote bookshop, which ...and more »
- Times of India
Literature cannot come from a privileged position: Jayanth Kaikini
Times of India
MANGALURU: Humans have used literature, art, cinema, poetry and other forms as a means to reach out and be one with the creator. Spokespersons of religion have closed the window of spirituality that allows an individual to be one with their creator.
Mangaluru: Literature a window to spiritual realisation: Jayant Kaikini at Konkani literary festDaijiworld.comall 2 news articles »
- Times of India
Goa Literature: Reclaiming Camoes
Times of India
GOA: Back in 1980, a mob of former freedom fighters attacked the statue of Luis de Camoes in Old Goa. They believed the endlessly celebrated Portuguese poet insulted Indians in his famous Lusiads. In fact, the 16th century writer had not used the slurs ...
- The Indian Express
'Technology is erasing history. Only literature can counter that'
The Indian Express
Contemporary Hindi poet Manglesh Dabral on aggressive nationalism, returning the Sahitya Akademi award last year, and his altered relationship with his hometown in Tehri Garhwal. Written by Dipti Nagpaul | Published:December 4, 2016 12:10 am.
Senior Chinese official calls for further development of literature, arts
Liu Yunshan (C, rear), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, attends the plenary session of the 10th Congress of the China ...and more »
- The Hindu
Shudra communities have regained inheritance in literature: Banjagere Jayaprakash
Banjagere Jayaprakash speaking during the 82nd Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahithya Sammelan in Raichur on Saturday. | Photo Credit: Photo: SANTOSH SAGAR · Kumar Buradikatti. RAICHUR December 03, 2016 13:56 IST. Updated: December 03, 2016 ...and more »
Marx's disciples praise his conviction and his bold proclamations. In reality, however, he was a doubter, a rethinker, a worrier — the <strong>first post-Marxist</strong>Marx's disciples praise his conviction and his bold proclamations. In reality, however, he was a doubter, a rethinker, a worrier — the first post-Marxist
<strong>Thoreau</strong> comes down to us as an earnest man committed to worthy causes. We do him a disservice when we fail to get his jokesThoreau comes down to us as an earnest man committed to worthy causes. We do him a disservice when we fail to get his jokes
For Schlegel, Tzara, and Schiller, art was by definition incomprehensible. Case in point: the <strong>Voynich Manuscript</strong>, which is quite possibly nonsenseFor Schlegel, Tzara, and Schiller, art was by definition incomprehensible. Case in point: the Voynich Manuscript, which is quite possibly nonsense
The poet <strong>Delmore Schwartz</strong> bounced between the academy and his East Village haunts. Posthumously, he hovers between canonization and obscurityThe poet Delmore Schwartz bounced between the academy and his East Village haunts. Posthumously, he hovers between canonization and obscurity
- The Atlantic
Reading Literature Won't Give You Superpowers
Like The Atlantic? Subscribe to the Daily, our free weekday email newsletter. “Reading,” according to the writer Joyce Carol Oates, “is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin.” The idea that literature ...
- End-of-term stress building up? Take a break with the MIT Libraries. Cookies and beverages will be served with a friendly smile near the entrance to each library on the dates below.
Thursday, December 15, 2–3:30pmHayden Library (14S-100)
Featuring Cookies with Canines: Spend some time relaxing with a whole bunch of furry friends from Dog BONES: Therapy Dogs of Massachusetts.
Friday, December 16, 2–4pmDewey Library (E53-100)
Monday, December 19, 4–6
- Hindustan Times
Stalwarts come together to Gurgaon's film and literature festival
Director Subhash Ghai will be in attendance among other dignitaries at the The Great Indian Film and Literature Festival, scheduled to take place from December2-4 in CyberHub, Gurgaon. (Waseem Gashroo/HT Photo). Bringing cinema and literature on one ...
- Divided times: how literature teaches us to understand 'the other'
A filthy shipwrecked sailor … Colin Tierney in The Odyssey at Liverpool Everyman theatre. Photograph: Gary Calton for the Observer. Amanda Michalopoulou. Friday 2 December 2016 06.00 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email
- Zimbabwe: 'Diary of Madness' Opens Literature Fest
Stanely Mushava — Philani Amadeus Nyoni's riotous blend of poetry, theatre, visuals and music entitled "A Diary of Madness" opened this year's edition of LitFest (International Literature Festival) Harare on Wednesday night. Restless on the littered ...and more »
NLNG presents $100000 cash prize to Ibrahim, 2016 Literature Prize winner
The Nigeria LNG Limited on Tuesday formally presented The Nigeria Prize for Literature and accompanying cash prize of $100,000 to the 2016 winner, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, at a public presentation ceremony in Abuja. Ibrahim's entry, Season of Crimson ...and more »
- Korea Times
PEN aims to globalize Korean literature
PEN International, a literary organization aiming to globalize Korean literature overseas, held a Globalization of Korean Literature Forum for the first time in Seoul, Nov. 30. The organization also published the book "World PEN Friends Together ...and more »
- Arutz Sheva
Kosovo President bans sale of anti-Semitic literature
The President of Kosovo has banned the sale of anti-Semitic literature in his country after complaints by anti-Semitism experts. Contact Editor. Gary Willig, 02/12/16 09:59. Share. Send To Friend. You need to fill your name, your email and your friend ...and more »
What we think of Indian literature
One Thousand Days In A Refrigerator, a collection of short stories by Manoj Kumar Panda, translated from the original Odia by Snehaprava Das, exposed to me my inadequacy as a reader. The hospital cot on the book's cover led me to form an opinion about ...
Review:The poet <strong>Delmore Schwartz</strong> bounced between the academy and his East Village haunts. Posthumously, he hovers between canonization and obscurityReview:The poet Delmore Schwartz bounced between the academy and his East Village haunts. Posthumously, he hovers between canonization and obscurity
<strong>Boredom gets a bad rap</strong>. We need it in order to live and think well. Its defenders include Bertrand Russell, Nietzsche, SontagBoredom gets a bad rap. We need it in order to live and think well. Its defenders include Bertrand Russell, Nietzsche, Sontag
Concern about "<strong>cultural appropriation</strong>" used to be confined to college campuses: Sushi is "disrespectful," yoga complicit in oppression. Now it's spread into the general cultureConcern about "cultural appropriation" used to be confined to college campuses: Sushi is "disrespectful," yoga complicit in oppression. Now it's spread into the general culture
Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Internet says: What??
Bob Dylan is the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in Literature. The announcement, early this morning, was a bit of a shock. Who saw this coming? It's a big deal for a couple of reasons: First, Dylan is the first American to win the prize since Toni ...and more »
Screening literature: Alan Riach explores the links between Scottish writing, media and politics - The NationalThe National
Screening literature: Alan Riach explores the links between Scottish writing, media and politics
Emma Thompson and Robbie Coltrane in John Byrne's 1987 TV series Tutti Frutti. Riach describes as 'a literary artist whose storytelling is equal to those of our finest novelists'. 0 comments. ONE of the most important cultural figures of modern ...
If you think Urdu literature is dead, start reading! | Karachi | thenews ... - The News InternationalThe News International
If you think Urdu literature is dead, start reading! | Karachi | thenews ...
The News International
As the annual International Urdu Conference entered its ninth year on Thursday, everyone who laments the so-called demise of Urdu literature was asked to ...and more »
- UZBEKISTAN: More literature-related arrests, raids, fines, jailings
Uzbekistan continues to raid, arrest, fine, and jail people exercising freedom of religion and belief who possess religious literature. Two Protestant five-day prisoners of conscience were ordered to pay 15 per cent each of a month's minimum salary as ...
The glue that holds: 'Despite borders, Urdu literature connects India, Pakistan' - The Express TribuneThe Express Tribune
The glue that holds: 'Despite borders, Urdu literature connects India, Pakistan'
The Express Tribune
Scores of Urdu scholars are participating in the ninth Aalmi Urdu Conference, which will continue till December 4. PHOTO: AYESHA MIR/EXPRESS. KARACHI: The ninth Aalmi Urdu Conference kicked off at Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, on Thursday with ...
'Outsider' Philip Larkin laid among the greats of English literature
Not bad for a once obscure poet from the provinces whose subject matter could best be described as gloomy. The poet Philip Larkin will be laid symbolically among the greats of English literature on Friday, taking what many admirers feel is his rightful ...
With NEH and Fulbright grants, Irish language and literature assistant professor studies poetics of Irish places - ND NewswireND Newswire
With NEH and Fulbright grants, Irish language and literature assistant professor studies poetics of Irish places
On a sunny spring afternoon, Amy Mulligan leads a class of Notre Dame undergraduates to the shore of Saint Mary's Lake. Sitting on the grass, the students take turns reading aloud passages from a 12th-century Irish text. “We make these campus ...
- The Amazon Corporation awarded $10,000 through The AWS Cloud Computing for Research program to support a joint project between the University of Florida and MIT to develop a prototype for an open election data facility. Led by Micah Altman, director of research and head/scientist, Program for Information Science at MIT Libraries, Michael P. McDonald, associate professor of political science at University of Florida, and Charles Stewart III, Kenan Sahin Distinguishe
- Israel's Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature Was Asked Not to Mess Up the Library
When Shmuel Yosef Agnon was evacuated to the Jerusalem home of the famed kabbalist Gershom Scholem during the War of Independence, he found a letter that would make every Airbnb host proud. Ofer Aderet. Dec 01, 2016 6:30 PM. 0comments Print
- Sunlit frosts and snowstorms: The Russian winter in literature
Russia Beyond the Headlines
The harsh Russian winter is legendary, but writers and poets reveal its beauty and romanticism in classic novels, short stories and poetry. By Inna Parfenova, special to RBTH. Each season has inspired Russian writers and poets in its own way. But ...and more »
- Hillsdale Collegian
Politics prevails over literature in this year's awards
Writing is, as Joan Didion states in her essay “Why I Write,” “an aggressive, even a hostile act.” In forming words into sentences, stringing them into paragraphs, and lacing those into chapters of books, a writer participates in a sort of coercion ...and more »
- The Trouble With The AP Literature And Composition Exam
Reading and interpretation should be contested ground, writes Alex Green. Reading is, after all, the foundation for the ideas that forge the conditions for a just society. (Patrick Tomasso/Unsplash) ...
The time for rococo poetry of ruffles and dessert — of champions of liberalism like Marianne Moore — has waned. What we need now is <strong>Yeats</strong>The time for rococo poetry of ruffles and dessert — of champions of liberalism like Marianne Moore — has waned. What we need now is Yeats
The miserable academic job market and the re-emergence of little magazines are catalyzing a<strong> cultural renaissance</strong>. Meet the new intellectualsThe miserable academic job market and the re-emergence of little magazines are catalyzing a cultural renaissance. Meet the new intellectuals
After being tried for dissent, <strong>William Blake</strong> rededicated himself to esoteric engravings. He suffered among acid fumes and copper dust, which might have been what killed himAfter being tried for dissent, William Blake rededicated himself to esoteric engravings. He suffered among acid fumes and copper dust, which might have been what killed him
- Times Higher Education (THE)
Ice hockey helps professor boost literature study in Canada
Times Higher Education (THE)
With his bifocals teetering at the end of his nose, his face fringed by white hair and a white beard, Michael Kennedy seems the quintessential English literature professor. He even keeps tabs on the time with a pocket watch. But there's something very ...
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