Emory Shakespeare classes and “Finding Richard”

In 1996, Al Pacino released Looking for Richard, a film chronicling the actor’s long-term fascination with Shakespeare’s Richard III.  At that time, the title was largely metaphorical.  Pacino and his fellow actors were “looking for” the dramatic figure, trying to make sense of his complicated representation in Shakespeare’s renowned play. Less than a decade later,…

Sir Run Run Shaw and Wuxia films

The recent passing Sir Run Run (Renren) Shaw (1907-2014) was noted in major media outlets such as the New York Times, as befits someone who made a major contribution to global film culture during his extraordinarily long life. Run Run Shaw was born in China to a merchant family, one of six brothers. In 1925,…

Author Talk With Pellom McDaniels Postponed

Due to the uncooperative weather, we unfortunately must postpone Thursday evening’s author talk with Pellom McDaniels about his new biography “The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy.” As soon as we’re able to reschedule, we’ll post it on the Woodruff Library homepage. Murphy (1861-1896) was the first jockey to win the Kentucky…

Welcome Back & Finding Syllabus Resources

Emory Libraries are pleased to welcome you back in 2014; we hope to help you be productive and successful this spring semester. If you are looking for materials from your course syllabi, below are some tips for finding them. Remember you can also search for answers in the libraries FAQ (Ask a Librarian) section. Does…

Holiday Free Time and the Emory Libraries

In case you are looking for something to pass the time while on the plane or to enjoy by the fire, this is a good time to recommend Emory Libraries’ popular reading collections.  The library collects bestsellers and award winners in many languages, so there should be something for everyone including the kids. There is…

Holiday Break Reading EBooks and AudioBooks

Holidays are a great time to catch up  on POPULAR READING.  Don’t forget you can download e-books and audio books free from the library.  You can browse a selection of electronic books from the Emory Libraries site (http://overdrive.emory.edu) or find individual titles via our library search tool, discoverE. Titles like… Dan Brown’s Inferno, Billy Collins…

Renew library materials online

It happens. You’ve gone home for the break and now your books are coming due at the library. But you can renew items that are coming due — IF they have not been recalled by another person. To renew items, follow the steps below. Make sure to renew BEFORE the actual due date. Otherwise you…

Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman on DVD

James Steffen, Film and Media Studies Librarian Posted December 11, 2013   The Criterion Collection’s recent release entitled 3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman revisits a fascinating and under-explored chapter in film history with new transfers of Stromboli (1950), Europe ’51 (1952) and Journey to Italy (1954). At the time, Ingrid Bergman was…

Animals in the Archive

Earlier this year former Newton Graduate Fellow Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli drew our attention to the surprising contents of Box 22 in the Thomas Ellis and Etha Mills Reeve papers: namely, a set of animal tusks, teeth, claws, and skin. Since Alyssa’s original blog post highlighting these unusual items, the several species of animal represented by…

Woodruff Library visitor hours restricted for student exams

As the semester winds to a close, the Robert W. Woodruff Library is a busy place, filled with students working on papers and studying for their final exams. If you’re a frequent visitor to the library, you may be surprised to learn that visitor hours are restricted from December 2 through December 18. Although we…

Productivity Tools Workshop Nov. 7

Do you have trouble staying organized? Ever wish you had a way to be more effective when you write papers or work on other projects? Register now for the Productivity Tools workshop to learn about new tools and techniques to help you stay on top of your game. We will meet at 2:30 in the…