Tag: literature

Val McDermid at the New Theatre Royal

Crime writer Val McDermid (author of Wire in the Blood) will be appearing at the New Theatre Royal for an evening of discussion on Tuesday 23rd May at 7:30 pm to talk about her latest novel, Out of Bounds.  Val will

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Digital Theatre Plus

Digital Theatre Plus is a useful resource for teachers and students of Performing Arts or English Literature.  It can also be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys dramatic or musical performance. It is mostly a video-based teaching resource for schools and

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Introduction to the Library’s Special Collections

Rare architectural works, illuminations by William Blake – book now for an introduction to our Special Collections, 2-4 pm on Tuesday 13 December, and find out how they can take your studies and research to the next level.  Click to

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Adding to the collection: librarians as authors

Librarians are usually pictured curating collections, nowadays of predominantly electronic resources.  Surrounded by literature and studies of all kinds, it is perhaps unsurprising that some librarians have also taken to writing books themselves.  Second-hand bookseller Abe Books has brought together a few highlights from the

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Looking for diversion?

Quiz: can you complete the book title?

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 16/05/16

This week my book of the week is not focusing on a book; it’s a celebration of one very important writer and how his work has been interpreted over the centuries. Last month the world paid homage to a man

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Screening Shakespeare

The BBC has launched the BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.  Exclusive to universities colleges and schools, this resource offers access to hundreds of BBC TV and radio broadcasts of Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets and documentaries

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This way up

Mercifully shelfmark labels are all the right way up, so you do not have to hurt your neck to read all the titles… “None of the books were in alphabetical order, which made it necessary to cock my head sideways

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JSTOR: a guided journey

Good news for all our budding Arts and Humanities scholars!  JSTOR have just produced a series of subject guides to help you get the most from their resources, including: Books Art & Art History resources Language & Literature resources Political Science resources Education

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New Literature and Classics resource

Read comprehensive and accessible essays on major authors, periods and genres, written by experts for student readers.  The author Companions series place each writer is in their literary and historical context; their major works are analysed, either in separate chapters

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