The third times a charm must mean three is a very lucky number. Well, what do you know, but Graduate Services received three books in November. A lucky month for those Hemingway scholars and Egyptian history buffs, as well as for those French reading philosophical cinephiles. And if you have found some way to synthesize the scholarship in these three books then you have turned three's a crowd into three's company. Shakespeare by way of Mister Furley. Enjoy.
Ernest Hemingway: A Descriptive Bibliography by C. Edgar Grissom
Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History by Alan Mikhail
Deleuze, Philosophie et Cinema by Pierre Montebello
Trick or Treat? How about some books that might be a little tricky, but after some time spent with them turn out to be treats? Because Graduate Services has got these for your costume clad identity to scope out. So, take a gander at what's below and then come on in to get on down. Wear a costume if you like, but just remember to bring your UCB ID card with you to get inside. Enjoy.
Wittgenstein's Antiphilosophy by Alain Badiou
Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra
Selected Letters of William Empson edited by John Haffenden
A Short Autobiography by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Germany In Transit: Nation and Migration, 1955-2005 edited by Deniz Gokturk, David Gramling, and Anton Kaes
Aun Aprendo: A Comprehensive Bibliography of the Writings of Aldous Leonard Huxley compiled by David J. Bromer
An Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire, vols. 1-2 edited by Halil Inalcik and Donald Quataert
Social Works: Performing Art, Supporting Publics by Shannon Jackson
Tea and Biscuits by A.L. Kennedy
The World and The Bomb by Hanif Kureishi
Collected Plays: 1944-1961 by Arthur Miller
The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
BFI Film Classics: The WIzard of Oz by Salman Rushdie
In Defence of the Enlightenment by Tzvetan Todorov
Translations From the Russian by Virginia Woolf and S.S. Koteliansky
W.B. Yeats and George Yeats: The Letters edited by Ann Saddlemyer
About a year ago, the room in the back of Graduate Services was christened the Dissertation Writer's Room (brevity is the soul of wit, so it's the DWR from here on out). It was a room. You could definitely work on a dissertation while in this room. And that was about it. There wasn't really much more to say about the room, though I tried and probably said too much (no, not soulful or witty in the least). Well, now I don't have to try to say something about the DWR, because there is a lot to be said about it. Feedback from doctoral students using the room has led to the room's renovation this summer, and now it is ready to be used by all users who are doctoral candidates working on their dissertation. New tables, chairs, shades, lamps, rugs, paint, prints, and most of all, lockers. Yes, say hello to lockers to put your stuff into if you are a doctoral candidate working on your dissertation, and goodbye to the drag it was of dragging that bag full of books and your computer back and forth between your place and Graduate Services.
Now, there are 24 lockers of which 19 can be checked-out for an academic year, while the remaining five can be checked-out for the day. Lockers are issued on a first come, first served basis. Keys to the lockers can be checked out at the Graduate Services circulation desk if you are a doctoral candidate working on your dissertation. And only at the Graduate Services circulation desk. And only if you are a doctoral candidate working on your dissertation. You won't find the keys to these lockers anywhere else. And we won't check them out to anyone else but doctoral candidates working on their dissertation. So, come on in and get them while they're here. It's what you wanted. We know. You told us.
Below is a message from the Graduate School of Education about a new web-based enviroment that would probably be better to spend time in than Second Life. That is if you want to get some collaborative research done that might be recognized by your department.
We are pleased to announce the release of Research Hub, a web-based environment that provides powerful and easy-to-use tools for collaborating with colleagues, and organizing and enriching research data. Research Hub was developed by the Research and Content Technologies (RCT) department of Information Services and Technology (IST). It is envisioned as a hub for active research, connecting campus researchers to other scholars, online collections, analytical and visualization tools, publication portals, and archival repositories.
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New Books in Graduate Servcies. Like usual every month. Just sitting here on the shelves. Ready to be read. By you. There's poetry: Ashbery turning a phrase of Rimbaud into Ashbery. Photography?: Derrida letting the spiel loose on the subject. Plays: Albee, Fry, Kureishi, and Williams have some words you can act out to. Playwright who hates himself: David Mamet's has some secret knowledge you might not want to act on. UC Berkeley faculty publication: Beshara Doumani letting you know about academic freedom after September 11th now that it started fifth grade this fall. Another UC Berkeley faculty publication featuring philosophy: Suzanne Guerlac introducing you to Henri Bergson. More philosophy: Heidegger is going to do some introducing of his own--the world to thinking and poetizing. Still more philosophy: All eight volumes of the History of Continental Philosophy; and Lyotard is going to figure into all this discourse somehow. Modern Authors who are not playwrights or poets already mentioned above: Alasdair Gray, James Kelman, and Margret Drabble I present to you. Beckett: There's always room for Beckett. Enjoy.
Me, Myself and I by Eward Albee
Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud translated by John Ashbery
Texts for Nothing and Other Shorter Prose, 1950-1976 by Samuel Beckett
The Problem of the Color[blind]: Racial Transgression and the Politics of Black Performance by Brandi Wilkins Catanese
Copy, Archive, Signature: A Conversation on Photography by Jacques Derrida
Academic Freedom After September 11 edited by Beshara Doumani
A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories by Margaret Drabble
A Writer's Britain by Margaret Drabble
Binding Words: Conscience and Rhetoric in Hobbes, Hegel, and Heidegger by Karen S. Feldman
Plays 2: Venus Observed, The Dark is Light Enough, Curtmantle by Christopher Fry
The Mella of Marrakesh: Jewish and Muslim Space in Morocco's Red City by Emily Gottreich
Collected Verses by Alasdair Gray
A Gray Play Book: Of Long and Short Plays for Stage, Puppet-Theatre, Radio & Television, Acted Between 1956 adn 2009, With An Unused Opera Libretto, A Film Script of the Novel Poor Things and Excerpts From the Pictorial Storyboard of the Novel Lanark by Alasdair Gray
Thinking in Time: An Introduction to Henri Bergson by Suzanne Guerlac
Introduction to Philosophy--Thinking and Poetizing by Martin Heidegger
"And the Judges Said...": Essays by James Kelman
Collected Stories by Hanif Kureishi
The Mother by Hanif Kureishi
Discourse, Figure by Jean-Francois Lyotard
The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture by David Mamet
A Life In Letters by George Orwell edited by Peter Davison
Suicide As A Cultural Institution In Dostoevsky's Russia by Irina Paperno
The History of Continental Philosophy volumes 1-8 edited by Alan D. Schrift
The First Modern Economy: Success, Failure, and Perseverance of the Dutch Economy, 1500-1815 by Jan de Vries and Ad van der Woude
Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room: The Holograph Draft edited by Edward L. Bishop
The Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays by Tennessee Williams
The Resurrection: Manuscript Materials by W.B. Yeats edited by Jared Curtis and Selina Guinness