Author Archives: Leslie Madden

In Memoriam: Bharati Mukherjee

Indian-born American author, Bharati Mukherjee died on Saturday, January 28, 2017.  She was 76.  Born July 27, 1940 in Calcutta to a wealthy Bengali family, Mukherjee was educated in India, England, Switzerland, and the United States.  She received a B.A. … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication: Materia médica. Rareza, singularidad y accidente en la España temprano-moderna

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Prof. Elena del Rio Parra of the World Languages & Cultures Department has recently published Materia médica.  Rareza, singularidad y accidente en la España temprano-moderna (2016; on order). Materia médica explores the intersection of the sciences and humanities in Spanish sixteenth and … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication: Modes of Human Rights Literature: Towards a Culture Without Borders

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Prof. Michael Galchinsky of the English Department has recently published Modes of Human Rights Literature:  Toward a Culture Without Borders  (2016). This sophisticated book argues that human rights literature both helps the persecuted to cope with their trauma and serves as … Continue reading

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Enrique’s Journey–First Year Book Guide

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The Library has created a guide in support of teaching and learning related to this year’s First Year Book selection, Enrique’s Journey.   Want to find documentaries and feature films about the experiences of undocumented immigrants and their journeys to … Continue reading

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Why is Shakespeare Still Relevant?

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Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.  Born in Stratford upon Avon to John Shakespeare, an alderman and glove maker, and Mary Arden Shakespeare, William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564.  There is no … Continue reading

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In Memory of Harper Lee, 1926–2016

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Novelist Harper Lee died this morning in Monroeville, Alabama at the age of 89.  She shot to fame in 1960 with the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, which won the Pulitzer Prize the following year.  A movie version, released in … Continue reading

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Black History Month: African American Writers

Black History Month honors and celebrates the contributions of African Americans in the rich fabric of American life and culture.  This week, the GSU Library honors African American writers. While the roll of celebrated writers is long, the following authors … Continue reading

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New Database: DARE–Dictionary of American Regional English

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The Georgia State University Library is pleased to announce the addition of the online version of DARE: Dictionary of American Regional English to our collections. Each DARE entry defines a regional word or phrase, provides pronunciation and etymology, identifies the … Continue reading

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Explore the Library. Crack the Case. Save OSCAR.®

The GSU Library is piloting a fun and interactive game that teaches new students how to navigate our services and resources.  The premise of the game is that a famous OSCAR® statuette has been stolen from the Library’s Special Collections … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities Discussion Group

Are you curious about Digital Humanities, but not sure exactly what that means? Would you like to gain a basic understanding of Digital Humanities, the types of tools that are used, and the types of scholarship conducted? If so, please … Continue reading

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