Visiting Poet and Translator Ewa Chrusciel

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant May 10th, 2017

Visiting poet and translator Ewa Chrusciel gave a delightful presentation in Ohrstrom Library’s Fine Arts Room to Ms. Jone’s Creative Writing class this morning, discussing the subtleties of language and the challenges of translating poetry. #ohrstromlibrary #ewachrusciel #poet #translator #visitingauthor #creativewriting #fineartsroom #translation #iamsps #humanities

Visiting poet and translator Ewa Chrusciel gave a delightful presentation in Ohrstrom Library’s Fine Arts Room to Ms. Jones’ Creative Writing class this morning, discussing the subtleties of language and the challenges of translating poetry.

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New Reference Book: The Milton Encyclopedia

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 13th, 2012

The Milton Encyclopedia  edited by Thomas N. Corns, Yale University Press, 2012.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 821 M64zC

A single volume designed to “…enhance the experience of reading the works of John Milton” (xi).  The volume concentrates on the life and work of Milton.

Examples:

  • Christmas
  • Eternity
  • John: Book of the New Testament
  • Mortalism
  • Virgil

Helpful for: Literature, History, Humanities, Creative Writing

New Reference Book: The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 6th, 2012

The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs  compiled by Charles Clay Doyle, Wolfgang Mider, and Fred R. Shapiro, Yale University Press, 2012.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 398 D77D

A volume of collected proverbs that originated in English 1900 to the present.  Proverbs are typically accompanied by origin, use examples and citations back to early usage.

Examples of proverbs:

  • Don’t dish it out if you can’t take it.
  • Just do it.
  • A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.
  • Nothing ain’t worth nothing, but it’s free.
  • Sisters before misters.

Helpful for: History, Humanities, Popular Culture, Creative Writing

New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Women’s Folklore and Folklife

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 9th, 2010

Encyclopedia of Women’s Folklore and Folklife, edited by Liz Locke, Theresa A. Vaughan, and Pauline Greenhill,  Greenwood, 2009.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 305.4 L79W

Folklore about and related to women and their lives. This two volume set includes entries focused on folklore worldwide.  Most entries are between one and five pages in length.

Examples include: Babysitting, Barbie Doll, Cinderella, Eve, Hair, Muslim Women’s Folklore, Recipe Books, Vampire

Helpful for: Women’s Studies, Global Studies, Humanities, Creative Writing, Daughters of Eve