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Eileen Gillooly to Speak about "Dickens, Our Contemporary" on March 21

“Dickens, Our Contemporary”—Wednesday, March 21, 3:30 p.m., Hodges Special Collections Reading Room, Jackson Library 2nd Floor
Professor Eileen Gillooly, Associate Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University

Professor Gillooly will discuss Dickens’s continuing transatlantic, trans-cultural, and trans-historical appeal, which, like Shakespeare’s, has much to do with the essentially dramatic quality of his imagination. She will consider the ethical and therapeutic power of role-playing for Dickens, for his characters, and for the reader in some scenes from his novels.

Eileen Gillooly specializes in 19th-century British literature and culture; gender and psychoanalytic studies; 19th-century moral psychology; and 19th-century British colonial literature and culture. She is the author of Smile of Discontent: Humor, Gender, and Nineteenth-Century British Fiction (University of Chicago Press, 1999)—which was awarded the Perkins Prize by the International Society for…

UNCG Librarian Directs International Virtual Internship

UNCG Distance Education Librarian Beth Filar-Williams has recently completed working with Iskander Rakhmatullaev of Tashkent, Uzbekistan on the first virtual internship program of the Digital Library Learning Program of the Erasmus Mundus of the European Commission.

Throughout the month of February, intern Iskander Rakhmatullaev worked to convert the Instructional Technology Toolkit, which Filar-Williams developed as a website for UNCG librarians and library students, into a LibGuide. This toolkit was born out of an idea to create a place where library staff and students could learn more about new software tools for use at school, work and personal life, as well as collaborate and share these tools with others beyond librarianship. LibGuides which are more flexible and easy for collaborators to update, are being used for many classes at UNCG and other universities.

Iskander identified two principal benefits to his internship. First, he says he learned more about the LibGuide tool, wh…

Robert W. Watson

The University Libraries join with the campus and the literary community in mourning the death earlier this week of Robert Watson, a member of our faculty from 1953 until his retirement in 1987. Bob activated the MFA Writing Program at UNCG in 1964, and founded the Greensboro Review the next year. His papers are in our Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections. Here is his obituary.