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Why Weird Tales?

Why Weird Tales? On Wednesday, October 28th, the Libraries will be live-streaming a series of dramatic readings of stories from the fabled pulp-fiction magazine Weird Tales. Why? The event, taking place on YouTube, is entitled “Weird Tales Out of Copyright.”

Posted in About Us, Arts & Humanities, Classics, Events

Art in Focus with Helen Harrison

Last night marked the opening of the fall 2020 Art in Focus lecture series. Via Zoom, attendees from as far away as Texas and California tuned in to listen to Helen Harrison, the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Director

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Southampton

Walt Whitman’s Long Island: A Research Guide

April is National Poetry Month, a celebration of poets and their craft founded in April 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. Walt Whitman’s Long Island: A Research Guide presents a curated selection of sources for research on the poet’s life and his immense influence on literature,

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Digital Collections, Manuscripts, New and Notable, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

Call for Artists: Spring 2020 Student Art Show

The Stony Brook University Fine Arts Organization is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2020 Student Art Show at Melville Library! Accepted works will be displayed in the North and Central Reading Rooms. Guidelines: Open to undergrad and grad students

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities

Socially-engaged art project draws crowds to Central Reading Room

Last month, SBU Libraries partnered with Professor Nobuho Nagasawa of the Department of Art to host her socially-engaged art project “Emotional Treasures, Emotional Revelations.” Beginning with a kickoff event on November 11, participants in this project created a small four-fold

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Central Reading Room

Students in ARH 400 Study the History of Photography in Special Collections

Students in Professor Barbara Frank’s advanced seminar in art history and criticism (ARH 400) visited Special Collections on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 and conducted research using one-of-a-kind, rare primary sources from the Tintypes and Portraits Collection. The collection includes 24 tintype

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Special Collections & University Archives

EGL 301 Students Explore Literary History in Special Collections

From his original rough draft of a manuscript to the trowel he used for laying bricks, students in Professor Simone Brioni’s EGL 301 class of English majors visited Special Collections on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 and conducted research using one-of-a-kind,

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Books, Comparative Studies, History, Manuscripts, Research, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Whitman’s Poetic Legacy Celebrated through Art, Music, Literature, and History

On Friday, May 3 students, scholars, and the community gathered at Stony Brook University to explore and celebrate Walt Whitman’s local and global influence, impact, and legacy. The symposium “Starting from Paumanok: Whitman, Long Island, The World” examined Walt Whitman’s

Posted in About Us, Art, Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight, Writing and Literature

Symposium and Special Performance: “Starting From Paumanok: Whitman, Long Island, The World” on May 3

Join us on Friday, May 3 at this symposium exploring Walt Whitman’s impact on literature, music, and the visual arts. The event will culminate with a lecture and performance featuring 2018 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Aucoin, composer and writer of the

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Books, Events, Library Outreach, Music, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight, Writing and Literature

Scarce Editions of “Leaves of Grass” from Special Collections on Exhibit

Two rare editions of Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” from Special Collections are currently on view through September 2 at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Featured in the new exhibition “Walt Whitman’s Arcadia:  Long Island Through the Eyes

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