Author Archives: Leslie Madden

Meet a Librarian: La Loria Konata

Who is La Loria? La Loria is the librarian for Criminal Justice, Economics, Public Management & Policy, and Social Work.  She was born and raised in Cleveland, Mississippi and moved to Atlanta in 1992.  La Loria has a B.A. in … Continue reading

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University Library Participates in National Day on Writing

National Day on Writing (NDW), founded by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) was first held on October 20, 2009 and has since then been celebrated every year on that date.  The day was established to celebrate the variety and importance … Continue reading

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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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