Tag Archives: Language and Literature

GIL Express Continues!

We received an email today from Merryll Penson (Board of Regents, GALILEO) saying that delivery of books through GIL Express from USG libraries will continue through Spring semester. Yea! The courier service has become quite expensive, so the Board of Regents … Continue reading

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The Pigeon Caper

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  The Library had an unusual visitor yesterday. One of the plaza pigeons decided to check out the library and for about 45 minutes our circulation and facilities staff struggled to catch the bird. It was quite unusual to see … Continue reading

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Witches in film and literature

Halloween is fast approaching and that brings to mind  the portrayal of witches in film and literature. The broadway musical, Wicked based on the book by Gregory Maguire and currently playing at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, is a work that takes the … Continue reading

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GIL Express is back!

Dear Faculty and students- Thanks for speaking up. For now online GIL Express requests are restored. See this email from Dr. Tom Maier, Vice Chancellor Board of Regents.  We have received many concerns from faculty and administrators around the System … Continue reading

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How do I know my source is scholarly?

I have been doing instruction sessions this week for English 1101 and 1102 classes, and often the instructors want students to find a scholarly source. How do students know their source is scholarly? Here are some suggestions to help guide students. … Continue reading

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Nick Names in Southern Culture

Today is Friday and I want to write about something fun. I’ve been thinking about nick names in my family and how that relates to southern culture and to Anglo-American culture.

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Technology and writing

Students taking English 1101 and 1102 are already writing before the first day of class! Just about everyone I know except for my mom uses their phone to send text messages, and all three of my daughters use Facebook. There’s … Continue reading

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The Hidden Web

Did you know the GSU Library has many print and electronic resources that are not freely available through Google? I was frankly scandalized recently by a faculty member who told graduate teaching assistants that their students could find much of what … Continue reading

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ECCO and EEBO- Not just for English majors.

Recently the GSU Library was able to purchase two databases for full text books: Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and Early English Books Online (EEBO) see Find Articles & More. The professors and graduate students in the English and History Departments … Continue reading

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Publisher censorship

A recent article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution  (8/21/2008) Publisher pulls novel over fears of Muslim violence talks about the decision by the publisher Random House to pull from publication a new novel by Sherry Jones, The Jewel of Medina, which … Continue reading

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