Originally published in French, this one-of-a-kind reference work is now available in English for the first time, with new contributions from Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. Young, and many more. The UC Berkeley Library has two print copies, one digital version as well as the untranslatable original Vocabulaire européen des philosophies: dictionnaire des intraduisibles edited by Barbara Cassin in 2004. Listen to the editors of the English edition Emily Apter, Jacques Lezra, and Michael Wood converse about its importance on The Humanities Initiative at NYU.
Established in 2010 in Badajoz, Extremadura the independent Spanish publishing house Aristas Martínez declares that it exists for both readers and booksellers, avoiding classification by genres by delving into the boundary between fiction and non-fiction. It traces editorial lines and poses challenges to its authors in placing difficult projects. These include works by Javier Calvo, Jorge Carrión, Laura Fernández, and Colectivo Juan de Madre.
High-density library storage facilities are admittedly not too exciting but without them, our collections face some very serious problems. In case you missed this illuminating Op-Ed in the Daily Cal from professors Todd Hickey and Geoffrey Koziol, I encourage you to check it out and express your concerns to your campus representatives.
While there is little public information about this imminent crisis, a team of librarians from CDL and most of the UC campuses have prepared recommendations to free up space in both NRLF and SRLF called the UC shared Print Road Map for 2014-2018 which provides further insight but no long-term solution.
New funding for the Library has made it possible to convert nearly 20 scholarly print journal subscriptions to digital and gain an additional 25 not previously held. Fabrizio Serra's Italian Studies collection can be accessed through Casalini Libri's Torrossa platform while cataloging in OskiCat and UC-eLinks is being completed. Digital archives go back as far as the early 2000s for most journals like Contemporanea, Italianistica, and La modernità letteraria.
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