Book Displays for March

Fire display sign

For our March book displays, we decided to highlight books in the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library collection that have to do with fire, whether it be volcanoes, fire in Australian art, or the art of clay creations made with fire. Our comics display this month highlights graphic novels that feature vampire characters, whether it be Dracula himself or the many nemeses of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Art and Gaming Symposium

In just a couple of short weeks, the CVGA will be involved in an Art & Gaming Symposium, which will bring together academics, game makers, and game players to discuss the role of art in gaming. How is art reflected in games? How does one create art through games? How do we view games as art? These questions will be explored through speakers, panels and discussion in a one-day symposium on Saturday, April 7, 2018, on the campus of the University of Michigan & the Ann Arbor District...

Dining with Jane Austen II: No Such Thing as Lunch?

Woman in a blue and white dress siting on a pale yellow sofa, drinking tea

Over the course of the eighteenth century, the time and contents of meals gradually shifted. By the turn of the 19th century, dinner had become detached from its earlier noontime association and might be eaten anytime from mid-afternoon to as late as six or seven o’clock in the evening. However, lunch had not yet become a commonly established sit-down meal. Dr. Johnson’s Dictionary of 1755 defines “lunch” or “luncheon” as “as much food as one’s hand can hold,” in other words, a sort of snack...


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