Authors on the Hill Presents: Professor Jonathan Mulrooney

Authors on the Hill presents Professor Jonathan Mulrooney.  March 27, 2019.  4:30 pm.  Dinand Browsing Room.

On Wednesday, March 27th at 4:30 pm, join Professor Jonathan Mulrooney for a reading and discussion of his recent publication, “Romanticism and Theatrical Experience: Kean, Hazlitt and Keats in the Age of Theatrical News .”

Bringing together studies in theater history, print culture, and literature, this book offers a new consideration of Romantic-period writing in Britain. Recovering a wide range of theatrical criticism from newspapers and periodicals, some of it overlooked since its original publication in Regency London, Jonathan Mulrooney explores new contexts for the work of the actor Edmund Kean, essayist William Hazlitt, and poet John Keats. Kean’s ongoing presence as a figure in the theatrical news presented readers with a provocative re-imagining of personal subjectivity and a reworking of the British theatrical tradition. Hazlitt and Keats, in turn, imagined the essayist and the poet along similar theatrical lines, reframing Romantic prose and poetics. Taken together, these case studies illustrate not only theater’s significance to early nineteenth-century Londoners, but also the importance of theater’s textual legacies for our own re-assessment of ‘Romanticism’ as a historical and cultural phenomenon. https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/romanticism-and-theatrical-experience/EB33BA1159A428A8E7DF62457F0CA7C2#fndtn-information

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Levis Browsing Room of Dinand Library. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, contact Outreach Librarian Laura Wilson at llwilson@holycross.edu, or at 508-793-3886.

Authors on the Hill Presents: Professor Ellis Jones

Poster for Ellis Jones lecture on March 12, 2019 at 4:30 pm in Dinand Library

Join Professor Ellis Jones for a reading and discussion of his book, The Better World Shopping Guide.

The Better World Shopping Guide, 6th Edition (2017) is the end result of a ten year research project to create a comprehensive, up-to-date, reliable account of the social and environmental responsibility of every company currently producing consumer goods for the US marketplace and to make the results available in a practical form that individuals can use in their everyday lives. The book is based on a comprehensive database of over 2000 companies and synthesizes over 50 sources of public, private, and nonprofit data to cover a range of issues including the environment, human rights, community impact, animal protection, and social justice. Whether you’re looking for chocolate, holiday gifts, or just the most eco-friendly gasoline to put in your tank, this guide tells you what your best options are for responsible choices. Besides the pocket-sized guidebook, the A to F rankings are available online and as an app for iPhones. The book has sold over 150,000 copies. www.betterworldshopper.org

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Levis Browsing Room of Dinand Library. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, contact Outreach Librarian Laura Wilson at llwilson@holycross.edu
, or at 508-793-3886.

Borrow Books and DVDs for the Semester

Great news! We have extended the loan period for books and DVDs, for all students and staff! All students and campus staff members are now able to borrow print books and DVDs for the entire semester. Please note that this only applies to print books and DVDs, and some materials, such as sheet music and graphic novels, still have a shorter loan period.

If you have any questions about the new loan period, leave a comment, or call the Circulation Desk at 508-793-2642.