Posts by Juli McLoone

Call for Papers | Mapping Austen’s World: Movement and Journeys in the 19th Century

Title page of Pride and Prejudice

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, the Nineteenth Century Forum and the Special Collections Library at the University of Michigan invite interdisciplinary papers that explore movement, mapping, or the margins within the late-eighteenth or nineteenth centuries. Please email abstracts of no more than 300 words to austenmaps@gmail.com by October 1st 2017. Please also include a paper title, your name, and institutional/departmental affiliation.

Incorporate the University’s Collections into your Teaching this Fall

Wave Field: students lying on grass-covered mounds

The University’s rich holdings often serve as inspiration for course assignments and student work. The UpstART 200 project, part of the U-M Bicentennial, calls attention to this tradition through a curated archive of 200 works of art, design, or architecture designed to form the basis for new creative work. Faculty are encouraged to incorporate projects based on these foundational works in their syllabi this fall.

Nancy Willard: Writer and Artist

Figurine reading a newspaper, with a box for a head.

Among the author's papers housed in Special Collections are those of U-M alumnus and Ann Arbor native Nancy Willard (1936-2017). Nancy Willard (1936-2017) was born in Ann Arbor and is an alumnus of the University of Michigan and winner of major and minor Hopwood Awards (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958). Although best known as a children’s author and winner winner of the 1982 Newbery Medal for William Blake’s Inn, Willard in fact wrote for a range of audiences and genres.

Next Week at the Michigan Theater | Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

Menu including Red and yellow tomato salad with goat cheese mozzerella and pancetta, Japanese eggplant timable with chilied crab, sauteed prawns with basil risotta or poached salmon with potato gratin and mushroom hollandaise or grilled bacon wrapped fillet of beeef with fire-onion brinoise. Includessignatures by celebraties

The Michigan Theater will be showing Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent next Tuesday, May 30 (4:15pm, 7:00pm, 9:15pm) and Wednesday, May 31 (4:15pm, 7:00pm, 9:15pm). Arrive early, and you may catch a peek at a slideshow of menus from Jeremiah Tower’s personal menu collection, housed here at the University of Michigan Special Collections Library in the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive.

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