Clip Show!

February 10, 2010 at 12:00 am 2 comments

Time for another edition of the web’s finest offerings (or at the very least some of the things I liked reading this week) of literary news and clips! Feel free to add any articles that grabbed your attention this week in the comments section.

Hey, Universe, can you combine three trends that annoy me into one thing that super-annoys me? What’s that? You’ve made an anime-inspired Twilight graphic novel for teenagers? Perfect. Thanks, Universe.

In contrast, the Chronicle has an article about a library who wanted to banish its humanities holdings to an off-site storage facility and how the humanities fought back! I think it makes an interesting point about how libraries decide what is available, how easily, and to whom. Could this be considered a form of book censorship?

The Morgan Library wows me again with a fantastic online version of its much-lauded Jane Austen exhibit. You can check out a beautiful digital facsimile of Austen’s Lady Susan manuscript and learn more about the technical perspective of literally how Austen wrote her letters from the Morgan’s conservation staff. If you can make it to the actual exhibit, it’s a cool supplement and, if you can’t make it, it’s a terrific substitute!

Meanwhile, in the realms of Shakespeare coming to the big city, check out this article about a new Stratford coming to New York. Sounds pretty cool!

And, forgive me for some self-promotion on behalf of my co-blogger, but there are some absolutely adorable Literary Ladies dolls available on KT’s Etsy page among other literary and beautifully hand-made goodies. Haven’t you always wanted your own tiny Marianne Dashwood?

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  • 1. KT  |  February 10, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Thanks for the shout-out! Great post – I will have to take a look at that Jane Austen exhibit when I get more time. The clip about the Syracuse Library is giving me second thoughts about my application there, that’s for sure.

    Also, is it teenagers or graphic novels that annoy you? My money is on teenagers, but it could go either way.

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    • 2. Corey  |  February 10, 2010 at 10:45 am

      The things that annoy me are anime, teenagers, and Twilight, in no particular order. Although I find that people who like graphic novels can be a bit annoying, too, particularly when they are also into anime, are teenagers and/or are Twihards. In short, this seems to be the perfect recipe for creating my ultimate annoyance.

      Anyway, glad you liked the post! I found a bunch more clips this morning that I could have included, alas!

      Reply

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