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Special Collections Features Poetry Archives

In honor of National Poetry Month, Special Collections is featuring several of its distinctive poetry archives. From manuscript drafts to published books, all are welcome to explore Stony Brook University Libraries’ unique literary works that celebrate “poetry’s vital place in our

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Literature, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

Take the Hemingway challenge, he dared.

A story in six words, that’s what they say Ernest Hemingway wrote. Taken as a challenge, he came up with the tragic: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Since then countless others have worked to pack just the right combination

Posted in Libraries, Literature, MFA Writing & Literature, Southampton

Tech Spotlight: Shakespeare App

Shakespeare is a free mobile app that allows users to read plays, sonnets, and poems by William Shakespeare. Students who are studying English and Shakespeare may find this app to be useful when reading Shakespeare’s works. The app contains the

Posted in Emerging Technology, Literature, Mobile Technology, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Theatre, Writing and Literature

SBU Southampton Library Displays Women’s Poetry Collection

The Southampton Library recently added a number of chapbooks of women’s poetry to its collection. Titles include The Mask of Medusa (1987) by Sheryl St. Germain, Rising (1980) by Canadian poet Gert Beadle, Returning What We Owed (1980) by Carolyne

Posted in Literature, MFA Writing & Literature, Southampton

Get Inspired with Making of the Modern World, 1450-1914

Writing a paper in history, political science, economics or cultural studies?  Try searching in SBU Libraries’ Making of the Modern World, 1450-1914 (Gale).  Find searchable books, serials, pamphlets, and essays from around the world that tell the story of four

Posted in Africana Studies, Arts & Humanities, Asian American Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Databases, Economics, History, Italian American Studies, Journalism, Literature, Political Science, Sociology, Women's Studies

Enhance Your Research with Sabin Americana (ProQuest)

The Sabin Americana database offers searchable, full-text access to thousands of archival documents from North, South, and Central America, as well as the Caribbean, from 1500 to 1926.  Use it to enhance your research in history, cultural studies, religion, literature,

Posted in Africana Studies, Arts & Humanities, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Databases, Electronic Resources, History, Literature, MFA Writing & Literature, Political Science, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Uncategorized, Women's Studies

Naomi Wolf on Victorian Sexualities and Censorship

On Tuesday, May 3, Stony Brook University Libraries presented University Libraries Writers Series: A Conversation with Naomi Wolf to an engaged audience of  scholars, students, and community members. Sharing her research for her upcoming book, Outrages, best selling author Dr.

Posted in Events, Literature

University Libraries Present: Women’s History Month Colloquium Series

Join us for a month-long colloquium series in honor of Women’s History Month, with presentations by three Stony Brook University scholars of women’s and gender studies and a literary karaoke event.  All events will be held in the Center for

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Environmental Humanities, French, Literature, Women's Studies, Writing and Rhetoric

Melville Library Galleria Info Desk Gets a New Look

Those who braved the mountains of snow generously gifted to us by recent passerby Blizzard Jonas (thanks a lot, Jonas!) may have noticed something new and wonderful in the Melville Library Galleria.  The neutral toned horseshoe-shaped counter that serves as an information

Posted in Art, Classics, Literature, Melville Library, New and Notable, Uncategorized

Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week!

It’s that time of year again! ALA’s Banned Weeks Week falls at the end of September each year.  The holiday, which began yesterday, is meant to encourage us all to embrace our freedom to read.  So please show your solidarity

Posted in Books, Classics, Events, Information Literacy, Library Outreach, Literature, Melville Library, social media, Writing and Literature