Designer Seymour Chwast to Deliver Lecture ‘God/Sex/War’

By Jody Mitori on October 13, 2016

The D. B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library (MGHL) and the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts present a lecture from legendary designer Seymour Chwast on Monday, October 24, in Steinberg Auditorium. A reception will be held at 6 p.m.; the lecture “God/Sex/War” will follow at 6...

Jewelry Making Event

By Jennifer Akins on October 12, 2016

On Wednesday, October 12th and Thursday, October 20th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, we are having a jewelry making event in the Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library. Come take a study break and be creative!    

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Grace Hamilton

By Julie Hale on October 12, 2016

The Spotlight is an occasional feature that will profile a Libraries staff member. Grace Hamilton grew up in Indiana and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Evansville in Indiana. She moved to St. Louis in 1988 and began working at Christian Hospital Northeast, first a...

Election year fodder: Letters from the front lines of the St. Louis LGBTQ struggle for equal rights.

In honor of National Coming Out Day (October 11) and  LGBT History Month this post explores the the correspondence of Tom Miles, a St. Louis native and leader among allies of the LGBTQ community, provides an intimate window unto the LGBTQ rights movement of the 1990s and early 2000s. Miles, who w...

Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism–NEW eREFERENCE

By Brian Vetruba on October 10, 2016

Washington University in St. Louis now has access to the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism brings together a wealth of interdisciplinary content about the Modernist period, and is the ideal starting point for any research in modernism. With over 1,000 articl...

William Gaddis: Where These Lines Lead – Part II

By k.lamb on October 7, 2016

An Interview with David Ting   In this three-part series, Princeton University student David Ting discusses his research on William Gaddis, his experience with the Modern Literature Collection, and his connection with Gaddis as a bricoleur of historic and cultural fragments.   ML: I rea...

‘Mean Streets’ Program Part of St. Louis International Film Festival

By Jody Mitori on October 7, 2016

The revealing mirrors of film and television reflect — both consciously and unconsciously —problems within U.S. society, including the overt and covert racism that has long segregated our cities. “Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television” —presented as part o...

New DVDs and Blu-Ray (Germanic Studies), July-September 2016

By Brian Vetruba on October 3, 2016

Selected list of new video recordings relevant to Germanic Studies. Click on the links for call numbers and availability. For a complete listing of new videos and DVDs, consult the Catalog or the DVD lists. Is there a DVD you want the Libraries to get? Contact Brian The cut [videorecording] / Bom...