Last week's Wonderland Award festivities, which culminated with the Visions & Voices multimedia event Wonderland Unbound, marked the tenth anniversary of the multidisciplinary competition. The Daily Trojan highlighted Wonderland Unbound with an article by Jinny Choi. In conjunction with the Wonderland Award's tenth anniversary, the USC Libraries announced the acquisition of a previously unpublished letter by Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll). The New York Times, io9, and Smithsonian.com all featured the purchase, made anonymously at a London auction house in March to keep the acquisition a surprise. The USC News website also featured a photo slideshow of the letter, which accompanied an article by Robert Perkins.
Events and Exhibitions
A new exhibit in Doheny Library explores the story of the half-million Jewish soldiers who fought for the Soviet military against Nazi Germany during World War II. Presented in collaboration with the USC Shoah Foundation and curated by the Blavatnik Archive Foundation, Lives of the Great Patriotic War: The Untold Story of Soviet Jewish Soldiers in the Red Army During World War II opens this Thursday, April 24, on Doheny Library's first floor. A panel discussion at 4:00 p.m. in the Friends Lecture Hall (DML 240) will precede the opening reception at 5:00 p.m. in the lobby of Doheny Library. RSVP to Kia Hays at email@example.com.
For the third year in a row, USC graduate student Andrew Woodham took first prize in the USC Libraries Wonderland Award competition. His submission this year, “Lewis Carroll Through Two Lenses” is a photographic collage and meditation on the complex life and career of Charles Dodgson, the author more commonly known as Lewis Carroll. Keep reading to learn more about the Tenth-Annual Wonderland Award contest.
The USC Libraries acquired a rare 3-page letter from author Lewis Carroll at a March 19 auction in London. The USC Libraries bid anonymously to surprise longtime supporters and founders of the libraries' Cassady Lewis Caroll Collection, Dr. George Cassady and his wife Linda. Dean Catherine unveiled the letter before an audience of 350 students at last night's Wonderland Unbound Visions and Voices event. Keep reading for more details.
Students from USC and other eligible universities have submitted 49 entries in the Tenth-Annual USC Libraries Wonderland Award competition. We will announce the winners at an award reception this Thursday, April 17. Join us in the Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall (DML 240) at 7:00 p.m. to browse through the imaginative submissions and congratulate the winners. Then stay for Wonderland Unbound, a massive multimedia installation that will transform the facade of Doheny Library through the art of projection mapping and digital animation. Click through for a preview of this year's 20 digital submissions.
A new exhibition and screening series from the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives explores the history of EZTV, a pioneering video space founded in West Hollywood in 1978. EZTV: Video Transfer opened March 15 and is on display at the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum in West Hollywood through June 1. To learn more, see this preview from the Huffington Post.
On Thursday, April 17, the facade of USC's Doheny Memorial Library will be transformed for Wonderland Unbound, a special Visions & Voices event commemorating the tenth anniversary of the USC Libraries Wonderland Award. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Hunting of the Snark, and rare materials from the USC Libraries' Special Collections will come alive through the magic of projection mapping and digital animation. Watch this brief preview (no sound), and then RVSP online. The event begins at 8:00 p.m. in front of Doheny Library.
The USC Libraries are now accepting submissions for the Tenth-Annual USC Libraries Wonderland Award. Submissions are due Tuesday, April 1, and the winners will be announced at an award reception at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17. Keep reading to learn more about the award, or visit the Wonderland Award page for full contest rules and guidelines.
On Friday, February 28, the USC Libraries present Subversive Works/Sustainable Art—a workshop, panel discussion, and exhibition exploring the artistry and social vision of Latin America's book-making traditions. Keep reading to learn more about the Visions & Voices event.
Several major entertainment news publications covered the 26th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award, which honored author Solomon Northup and screenwriter John Ridley for their contributions to 12 Years a Slave. The event was featured in articles by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Deadline Hollywood, The Wrap, and Hitfix. The Hollywood Reporter's awards columnist Scott Feinberg later offered his analysis of 12 Years a Slave's win, and Jinny Choi also covered the Scripter ceremony for the Daily Trojan, noting that the event's proceeds benefit renovations to Leavey Library.