Patron’s Choice: Ellen Glasgow, James Branch Cabell, and a Manuscript Mystery Solved

This week, we are pleased to feature a guest post from Stephanie Kingsley, a second-year Master’s student in the English Department at the University of Virginia.  Ms. Kingsley specializes in colonial and 19th-century American literature, textual studies, and digital humanities.  … Continue reading

ABCs of Special Collections: L is for…

And we are back with the letter: L is for James Laughlin While studying poetry with Ezra Pound in Italy, the poet told him, “You’re never going to be any good as a poet. Why don’t you take up something … Continue reading

This Just In: Growing the Gothic

Regular readers will know of our fondness for the English Gothic novel, and our pride in the recent bequest of the Maurice Lévy Collection of French Gothic (described in two recent blog posts). We have now acquired a key edition—the … Continue reading

ABCs of Special Collections: K is for…

We are almost at the half-way mark with today’s letter: K is for Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Best known for The Metamorphosis (1915), Franz Kafka is arguably one of the most influential writers of the 20th-century. In 1908, his first eight … Continue reading

Curating Yoko Ono

Anyone who has ever curated or installed an exhibition of books and manuscripts knows that these materials are inherently impossible to exhibit effectively. While paintings and sculpture are created with the intention of exhibition, most of the artifacts we hold … Continue reading