Language & Literature

New Exhibition Asks: ‘What Makes a Monster?’

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Monsters take many forms, from vampires to serial killers and from viruses to black holes. A new USC Libraries exhibition asks, What Makes a Monster?, through one central exhibition in Doheny Library's first-floor Treasure Room and satellite exhibitions in four other library locations. After visiting the central exhibition in Doheny Library, explore the meaning of monsters across the academic disciplines at the Helen Topping Architecture and Fine Arts, Norris Medical, Science and Engineering, and VKC libraries. What Makes a Monster? is on display through May 31, 2015.

Discover the Art of Latin American Books (And Make Your Own) at ‘Subversive Works/Sustainable Art’

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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.

’12 Years a Slave’ Wins USC Libraries Scripter Award

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Screenwriter John Ridley joined family members of nineteenth-century author Solomon Northup to receive the 26th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award for “12 Years a Slave.” Selection committee co-chair Howard Rodman announced the winners at the black-tie event on Saturday, Feb. 8, at USC’s Doheny Memorial Library. 

Robert Towne Honored With USC Libraries Literary Achievement Award

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The Friends of the USC Libraries have selected Academy Award-winning screenwriter Robert Towne as the 2014 USC Libraries Literary Achievement Award honoree. The USC Libraries will present the award to Towne at the 26th-annual Scripter Award ceremony on Saturday, February 8, 2014. Keep reading to learn more about Towne's honor.

USC Libraries Name Finalists for 26th-Annual Scripter Award

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The USC Libraries have named the authors and screenwriters of Captain Phillips, Philomena, The Spectacular Now, 12 Years a Slave, and What Maisie Knew as finalists for the 26th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award. Scripter honors the screenwriter or screenwriters of the year’s most accomplished cinematic adaptation as well as the author or authors of the written work upon which the screenplay is based. Keep reading to learn more about the finalists and their adaptations.

Lewis Carroll Society Conference at the USC Libraries on Nov. 2

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On Saturday, November 2, Lewis Carroll scholars and admirers will assemble inside USC's Doheny Memorial Library for a daylong exploration of how videogame designers, scientists, artists, graphic novelists—and USC students—have transformed the world of Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll. The USC Libraries are hosting Lewis Carroll Outsiders, the fall 2013 meeting of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, to mark the tenth anniversary of the USC Libraries Wonderland Award. Keep reading to learn more about the conference.

Weimar Exiles in Los Angeles: Symposium Explores Legacy of German Artists & Intellectuals

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This week, the Legatum Institute and the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study at the USC Libraries present Weimar Exiles in Los Angeles: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Opportunity in a New Cultural Frontier. The three-day symposium explores the legacy of German artists and intellectuals who fled Europe for the sanctuary of Los Angeles in the years before and during World War II. Twenty core participants, selected through a competitive process open to students and accomplished young professionals, will explore issues of liberty and responsibility, creativity and commerce through the lens of history, focusing on the experiences of filmmaker Billy Wilder, author Thomas Mann, and composer Arnold Schoenberg. Weimar Exiles in Los Angeles takes place August 28-30 on the USC University Park Campus and at Villa Aurora in Pacific Palisades. Keep reading to learn more about the symposium.

Wealth of New Spanish-Language E-Resources (Updated)

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USC students, faculty, and staff now enjoy access to a wealth of new Spanish-language materials for their research and classwork. Between now and June 2014, the USC Libraries are expanding and diversifying their Spanish-language e-book holdings and are seeking selections and input from the USC community. During that time, the complete Digitalia Hispanica collection of more than 8,000 e-books and e-journals is available to the USC community through the USC Libraries’ website. Keep reading to learn more about Digitalia Hispanica and the selection process.

Writers in Focus at Doheny Memorial Library

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“Author Author,” a new exhibition in Doheny Library, features the work of Michael Childers, who has photographed a wide range of artists over the course of his career. On display are intimate portraits of such well-known writers as Ray Bradbury, Michael Cunningham, Eve Ensler, Arianna Huffington, Groucho Marx, and many others. Keep reading to learn more about the exhibition and its July 11 opening reception.

Puzzling through Lewis Carroll’s Polymathic Genius

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USC graduate student Andrew Woodham took first prize in the ninth-annual USC Libraries Wonderland Award competition for “A Reflection on Lewis Carroll.” Judges chose the 3-foot by 4-foot 64-word crossword puzzle from a field of 42 imaginative submissions by students from USC and other participating institutions. Woodham, a Ph.D. candidate at the Keck School of Medicine at USC, accepted the award at a ceremony in Doheny Memorial Library on Friday, April 5. His win marks the first time in Wonderland history that one student has earned the top prize in two consecutive years. Keep reading to learn more about Wonderland Award and the April 5 ceremony.