All entries for February 2009

February 25, 2009

Library iGoogle Widget launched

The Library iGoogle application can now be added to your dashboard by clicking the google button below - or you can play with it directly from here. Simply click on the button to search the Library catalogue.  

February 11, 2009

Resource Focus : The Marandet Collection

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The University of Warwick's Marandet collection of 18th- and 19th-century French plays is a unique resource and one of the most significant collections of its kind in the country. There are over 2000 plays from the period 1700-1830 and a similar number from the period 1830-1900. Most of the plays were acquired originally by a 19th-century French collector, Amédée Marandet, who was himself an actor and playwright. Many of the works and their authors have now been forgotten but the collection is extremely rich in popular drama of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Marandet Matters

Marandet Matters is an online journal publishing original research by undergraduate students working on plays in the Marandet collection. The first issue can be consulted here.

If you have any queries or would like to find out more, please contact Katherine Astbury in the French Department, or Peter Larkin and Stuart Hunt in the Library.

February 05, 2009

Warwick Prize for Writing – Shortlist

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The shortlist for the 2009 Warwick Prize for Writing has today been announced and sees six diverse genres competing for the £50,000 prize.

This year’s theme of 'complexity' has been interpreted differently by the six shortlisted writers, all experts in their diverse fields. Themes include global political corruption, female psychology, 20th century music, scientific theories on religion and a Spanish literary fiction puzzle.

Warwick Prize Logo

The six shortlisted authors are:

  • Lisa Appignanesi, Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800
  • Francisco Goldman, The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?
  • Stuart A. Kauffman, Reinventing the Sacred
  • Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
  • Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century
  • Enrique Vila-Matas (translator: Jonathan Dunne), Montano's Malady

For further details on the shortlisted authors, visit the Prize for Writing site here

February 02, 2009

Celebrating the life and work of Paul Robeson

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To mark the 50th anniversary his performance of Othello at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the life and work of Paul Robeson will take centre stage in a series of events to compliment the RSC's latest production of Othello at the Warwick Arts Centre. Two exhibitions and a panel discussion are among the fringe events celebrating the outspoken actor and civil rights activist who shot to fame in 1930 when he became the first black actor to perform the lead role in Othello since Ira Aldridge in 1860.

The Modern Record Centre's exhibition can be accessed here

Paul Robeson Programme

The Modern Records Centre is located just behind Warwick Arts Centre. Opening hours: Monday/Tuesday: 9am-5pm (extended on Tuesday 3rd February); Wednesday/Thursday: 9am-7pm; Friday: 9am-4pm. Closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Opening hours for the exhibition in the Warwick Arts Centre bar: Monday-Saturdays: 9.30am til end of show; Sundays: 2-8pm

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