Faculty Lecture Series: Dr. D. Matthew Ramsey "Taking Popular Culture Seriously, or, How I Learned to Love "Hack" Faulkner" Online
Dr. Ramsey examines the work of renowned, Nobel Prize-winning Southern author William Faulkner and his intersections with popular culture. To illustrate issues regarding the canon, literary snobbery, or assumptions about Southern white male authors, Dr. Ramsey employs examples of film, novels, and other works, including a Saturday Evening Post all-male war story transformed into a Joan Crawford melodrama, a “scandalous” Pre-Code Hollywood film about rape and murder, and The Long, Hot Summer and the queerness of 1950s Southern melodramas.
D. Matthew Ramsey is an Associate Professor of English and chair of the Department of English, Communications and Media at Salve Regina University. He received his PhD in Literature and Film Studies from The Ohio State University, and he has published widely on William Faulkner’s work in journals such as The Faulkner Journal and Mississippi Quarterly, and in collections of essays including Faulkner and Material Culture, William Faulkner: Critical Insights, A Critical Companion to William Faulkner, and Queering the South on Screen.
- Monday, October 19, 2020
- 4:00pm - 5:30pm
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Displays in the Library
Native American Heritage Month
Display by: Gretchen Sotomayor, Special Programs Librarian, and Genna Duplisea, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian
1st floor - Inclusive Reading Club
IRC: Reflections on Life in America
Join us for an online discussion on Nov. 19th at 4 p.m.
Display by: Gretchen Sotomayor, Special Programs and Instruction Librarian
DVD display: Snuggle in with a good flick!
Meagan Rood '22 and Catherine Mackay '24 have got you covered with some great choices of movies from the library's extensive collection of films. DVD players available for checkout.
Archives and Special Collections: Hurricane History
Rhode Island and South Coast communities have long dealt with the dangers and damages of hurricanes and tropical storms. The effects of these storms will only increase in impact as the Atlantic hurricane season grows longer and more destructive due to climate change’s warming seas. Before the advent of social media, photographic documentation of storms was circulated through printed publications, and was sometimes generated for insurance reasons. Items from University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) tell the story of hurricanes in Rhode Island in the twentieth century in a display on the third floor of McKillop Library.
Display by: Genna Duplisea, Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
Browse our new arrivals as they come in! Updated weekly. Find your next read or movie here!
Display by: Nancy Barta-Norton, Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian