Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Gallica iPad app

If you are a frequent user of Gallica, the BnF's digital library, you may have already seen that they have just released an app for the iPad. The Gallica app offers researchers new and hopefully more efficient ways to search, display, browse, and read more than 2 million digital documents. Apps for Android and the iPhone will arrive in the next few months.

I haven't tried it yet, but it looks like it will greatly improve the user experience. For more information, including a video and link to the download, see here

From http://gallica.bnf.fr/images/volets/actualite/Appli_Ipad.jpg

Friday, October 26, 2012

French poet Franck André Jamme in the Bay Area

The Stanford University Libraries recently acquired an artist's book, the collaboration between French poet Franck André Jamme and San Francisco artist Léonie Guyer. It is held in Special Collections, which has a notable collection of artist's books and fine press materials.

Jamme, Franck André. Mantra De La Pierre Dans La Patte De La Grue Et De L'eau Qui Court. Paris: Festina Lente, 2009.

Jamme will be in the Bay Area this coming week and will be giving readings at the Fort Mason Center and the Berkeley Art Museum:
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Tuesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. A Reading + Franck André Jamme in Conversation with Bill Berkson.Hosted by Chris Desser. Fort Mason Center, On The Commons, Suite 301, Building B. RSVP: cdesser@mac.comLimited capacity.
  • BERKELEY: Friday, November 2 at 5:30 p.m. Berkeley Art Museum Reading + Franck André Jamme in Conversation with Lawrence Rinder. The Reading Room at BAM, 2626 Bancroft Way. Ph: 510-642-0808

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Prize for Wittman's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Modern Mourning, and the Reinvention of the Mystical Body, by
Laura Wittman of Stanford's French and Italian Department, has been awarded the Marraro Award of the Society for Italian Historical Studies for 2012. Congratulations!

To see an interview about the book : http://youtu.be/-tT5ErXelNY

Wittman, Laura. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Modern Mourning, and the Reinvention of the Mystical Body. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Arrivals in French and Italian Studies

A selection of books that have recently made their way to the library . . .

French Works

Allison, Maggie, and Angela Kershaw. Parcours De Femmes: Twenty Years of Women in French. Bern: Peter Lang, 2011.

Durand-Le Guern, Isabelle, Le roman de la révolution: l'écriture romanesque des révolutions de Vicor Hugo à Georg, Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2012

Friedland, Paul. Seeing Justice Done: The Age of Spectacular Capital Punishment in France. Oxford [England]: Oxford University Press, 2012. 334p. $65.00.

Hauter, François, Le bonheur d'être français, Paris: Fayard, 2012

Keaton, Trica Danielle, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, and Tyler Edward Stovall. Black France/France Noire: The History and Politics of Blackness. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.

Kinoshita, Sharon, and Peggy McCracken. Marie de France: a critical companion. Suffolk: D.S. Brewer, 2012.

La malédiction Lapérouse: 1785-2008 : sur les traces d'une expédition tragique. Paris: Omnibus, 2012.

Lanzmann, Claude. The Patagonian Hare: A Memoir. London: Atlantic Books, 2012.

Levin Becker, Daniel, Many Subtle Channels:  In praise of potential Literature, Cambridge, Mass:  Harvard University Press, 2012

Littell, Jonathan, Une vieille histoire, Saint-Clément-de-Riv: Fata Morgana, 2012

Mombert, Sarah, and Michèle Rosellini. Usages des vies le biographique hier et aujourd'hui : XVIIe-XXIe siècle. Toulouse: Presses universitaires du Mirail, 2012.

Saminadayar-Perrin, Corinne. L'invention littéraire de la Méditerranée dans la France du XIXe siècle. Paris: Geuthner, 2012.

Zuili, Marc, Susan Baddeley, and Jean-François Chappuit. Les langues étrangères en Europe apprentissages et pratiques, 1450-1700. Paris: PUPS, 2012

Italian Works

Audeh, Aida, and N. R. Havely. Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century: Nationality, Identity, and Appropriation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Casalena, Maria Pia. Biografie: la scrittura delle vite in Italia tra politica, società e cultura, 1796-1915. Milano: B. Mondadori, 2012.

Conti, Flavio Giovanni. I prigionieri italiani negli Stati Uniti. Bologna: Il mulino, 2012.

Faure, Stefano, Andrea Liparoto, and Giacomo Papi. Io sono l'ultimo: lettere di partigiani italiani. Torino: Einaudi, 2012.

Girardi, Raffaele, Raccontare l'altro: l'Oriente islamico nella novella italiana da Boccaccio a Bandello, Napoli: Liguori, 2012

Lanaro, Paola, and Alison Andrews Smith. Donne a Verona: una storia della città dal Medioevo ad oggi. Sommacampagna, Verona: Cierre, 2012.

Ming, Wu 2, pseud, and Antar Mohamed. Timira: romanzo meticcio. Torino: Einaudi, 2012.

Nerenberg, Ellen, Murder made in Italy : homicide, media, and contemporary Italian culture, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012

Pezzarossa, Fulvio, and Ilaria Rossini. Leggere il testo e il mondo: vent'anni di scritture della migrazione in Italia. Bologna: CLUEB, 2011.

Policastro, Gilda. Polemiche letterarie: dai Novissimi ai Lit-blog. Roma: Carocci, 2012.