What We’re Reading: The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar

Although I read this book for Professor Allison’s ENG 150: Intro to Literary Study class, I found that I could never stop myself just at the assigned pages for the week. I was so consumed by the story that I struggled to put the book down. The World We Found takes place primarily in India, and follows four women who were once best friends during university.…

Tomes and Treasures: The Iliad

Homer’s Iliad is a work that almost every student of literature is bound to read at some point in their lives. It has been considered required reading literally for millenia. The Rare Books Collection has an edition of the Iliad published in 1660, translated by John Ogilby. It is a beautiful book, filled with annotations which summarize much of the previous scholarship on the Iliad.

Tomes & Treasures: Leaves of Grass

One of the most exciting parts of the Rare Books section in Beeghly is the Bayley/Walt Whitman Collection. This unique trove of materials includes many first or early editions of Whitman’s work, photographs of Whitman, and even a scrapbook put together by Whitman himself!  

One of the most important pieces we have is a first edition of Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.

Theater, Empowerment, and Peanut Butter: Theory-to-Practice in Spain

So who are you and what did you do?

Adrian: My name is Adrian Burr and I’m a Spanish and English double major, and Sarah and I did a Theory-to-Practice Grant entitled “Female Empowerment in Classical Spanish Theater” with Professor Glenda Nieto-Cuebas.

Sarah: My name is Sarah Gielink, and I’m a Theater and Spanish double major with an English minor.