A large audience of USC students, faculty, and library supporters gathered at the reception for When Windmills Are Giants: The Novel Adventures of Don Quixote. USC professor Sherry Velasco contrasted the novel's early reception as a comedic work during the 17th century to its present stature for literary scholars, artists, and filmmakers.
Be sure to stop by this evening's reception for the USC Libraries spring exhibition, When Windmills Are Giants: The Novel Adventures of Don Quixote. The reception begins at 5:00 p.m. and runs until 6:30 p.m., and Cervantes expert and USC professor Sherry Velasco will speak about the novel's lasting legacy.
The New York Times, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, Daily Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, and the China Post reported on the win for Slumdog Millionaire writers Vikas Swarup and Simon Beaufoy at Scripter 21.
USC librarian Barbara Robinson recently published a LibGuide providing an overview of the USC Libraries' Cervantes resources and suggestions for continuing to explore the classic novel and its author.
Now you can browse more than 2,500 titles in Leavey's DVD collection and watch them at home. With the exception of reserve items, all Leavey DVDs can be checked out for three days.
Now you can customize your myUSC page with helpful USC Libraries resources and services. Get convenient access to the HOMER catalog, IM chat with USC librarians, library news, Web tools, and more.
Members of the USC community can sign up for Web-based training for the popular USC Libraries science e-Resource, Web of Knowledge. Read more for a complete list of upcoming training sessions.
Don't miss Songs of Separation: William Grant Still and the Dilemmas of American Classical Music. USC Thornton School of Music students will perform selections from Still's vocal music compositions on Thursday, and the composer's daughter will give a multimedia presentation about his life and work on Friday.
As part of a special program, the USC community can now access digital collections of 19th century pamphlets and tracts from the University of Liverpool, Newcastle University, and University College London through the libraries' JSTOR e-resource. The trial program ends in June of 2009, but JSTOR expects to add additional digital pamphlet collections.
Novelist Vikas Swarup and screenwriter Simon Beaufoy took top honors at Scripter 21 on Friday evening. Novelist Michael Chabon won the Scripter Literary Achievement Award.