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Some Valentine’s Day Reading: Love letters of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning now viewable online

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Thinking of putting your feelings for that special someone down in writing this Valentine’s Day?    Why not take inspiration from the experts?

Starting today, lovers around the world can read digitized versions of 573 love letters between 19th-century poet Elizabeth Barrett and fellow poet (and eventual husband) Robert Browning .

The digitization project is a collaboration between Wellesley and Baylor University in Waco, Texas, which houses the world’s largest collection of books, letters and other items related to the Brownings.

For more about this collection: http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2012/02/14/barrett-browning-love-letters.html

To view the Browning Letters:  http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/ab-letters

British Library Royal Manuscripts exhibition – now available as an app!

Friday, November 25th, 2011

The British Library has recently launched a new app in conjunction with the ongoing Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination exhibition.

The exhibition displays part of the the British Library’s unique collection of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts. Collected by the kings and queens of England over 800 years these treasures are outstanding examples of the decorative and figurative painting of the era.

The app, available for iPad, iPhone or android, displays 58 manuscripts from the exhibition, each with interpretive text.

The Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference (October 19-22)

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

This October, SFU Woodward’s will play host to The Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference.  The conference will bring together poets from across North America,  including several from SFU’s English Department and Writing and Publishing Program,  “for a landmark exchange of ideas, poetry and poetics.”

From the conference website (http://v125pc.com):

“The Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference is a four-day poetry conference that will take place from October 19-22, 2011. The conference is focused on the new generation of poets which we have defined as poets who published their first book after 1990. The conference is presented in partnership with the Office of the Poet Laureate of the City of Vancouver, The City of Vancouver, Simon Fraser University’s Writing and Publishing Program, The Vancouver International Writers Festival, The Vancouver Public Library and the Listel Hotel.”

Read The Globe and Mail article “Vancouver to hold major Canadian Poetry Conference” for an inside look at the organization of the conference from Vancouver’s poet laureate, Brad Cran.

Free RefWorks Workshops at the Library This Fall

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

The SFU Library is pleased to offer a number of free RefWorks tutorials this fall.

RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management tool that allows you to:

* Store your references online and format bibliographies instantly.
* Format your paper according to the citation style you specify.
* Work collaboratively with SFU colleagues or colleagues from other institutions who also subscribe to RefWorks.
* Export citations from a variety of article indexes and database service providers into your RefWorks account

Drop-in tutorials — as well as a couple of tutorials specifically for grad students that do require registration — will be offered at the following times: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/my-library/refworks/training

More information about Refworks is available here:  http://www.lib.sfu.ca/my-library/refworks


Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Welcome to the new English Literature Research Resources blog!

What can you expect from this blog?  Announcements about new resources, SFU Library news and events, and information about interesting resources around the web.

Who contributes to this blog?  This blog is maintained by Rebecca Dowson, Liaison Librarian for the English Department.   If you have any suggestions as to what information you would find valuable, or if you know of any cool research related websites you’d like to share, please contact me at rda26@sfu.ca or 778-782-4304.

How often will the blog be updated?  This will largely depend on what is happening at the Library.  Some weeks there may be quite a few updates, while other weeks may be much quieter.  It is my hope that the blog will be updated at least once a week.  Subscribe to the handy RSS feed to have updates emailed as soon as they are posted.

Happy reading!