New Books in other Humanities and Social Science topics, October 2016

By Brian Vetruba on December 15, 2016

A selected lists of new books especially relevant for Comparative Literature in call number order. Click on the link for the call number and availability.  If you’re having trouble find a book, please ask at the Olin Help Desk or contact Brian                     Reduction and emergence in scienc...

New Graphic Novels in German, July-November, 2016.

By Brian Vetruba on December 15, 2016

A list graphic novels in German recently added to the Libraries’ collection. A full list is available here.                     Berliner Mythen / Reinhard Kleist ; nach einer Idee von Michael Groenewald und Lutz Göllner.Hamburg : Carlsen, [2016];”©2016″\ Nenn mich Kai / Sarah Barczyk....

The Madcap Master Poet of the Improbable

By Maria Dorfman on December 15, 2016

“Madcap master poet of the improbable” was a phrase used by Pat Calhoun to describe the illustrator George Carlson (1887-1962). The words “madcap” and “improbable” refer to Carlson’s frequently nonsensical comic plot lines and illustrations for the Jingle...

Eyes on the Prize Interviews Now Digitized and Available Online

By Alison Carrick on December 14, 2016

Washington University Libraries is pleased to announce the completion of the Eyes on the Prize Digitization and Reassembly Project made possible by a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Grant. For the first time researchers, scholars, and the general public will be abl...

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Obituary: Carolyn Yarber, Longtime WU Libraries Staff Member

By Jody Mitori on December 13, 2016

Carolyn Booker Yarber, a devoted member of the WU Libraries staff for more than 48 years, died on December 9, 2016, in St. Louis. She was 69. Yarber was an Interlibrary Loan/Reserves assistant at Olin Library, where she was responsible for lending WU Libraries materials to resource-sharing partne...

New Books in Music, the Arts, Philology, Translation Studies, Lang. & Lit. of Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia (call number ranges M to PL), October 2016

By Brian Vetruba on December 12, 2016

A selected lists of new books especially relevant for Comparative Literature in call number order. Click on the link for the call number and availability.  If you’re having trouble find a book, please ask at the Olin Help Desk or contact Brian                     Krautrock : German music in the s...

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany (2nd ed.)–NEW eBOOK

By Brian Vetruba on December 12, 2016

Historical dictionary of contemporary Germany / Derek Lewis and Ulrike Zitzlsperger. 2nd edition. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. SUMMARY: This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Germany contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive b...

New issue of “Off the Shelf” magazine now available

By Julie Hale on December 12, 2016

The latest issue of Off the Shelf, WU Libraries’ biannual magazine, arrived last week. Highlights of the Fall 2016 issue include an update on the Olin Transformation Project, an overview of grants and collaborative projects between librarians and WU faculty, and a look back at the semester&...