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Eliza Haywood and The Female Spectator

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First Edition The Castle of Otranto

First published in December 1764, Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto is considered the first Gothic novel. Walpole initially published the novel anonymously, prefacing the text with a fabricated claim that it was a translation of a manuscript dated 1529, … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman and the History of Special Collections

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Walt Whitman Poetry Reading to be held next Thursday, April 19

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Sherlock Holmes and The Strand Magazine

Newnes also solicited Sidney Paget to contribute illustrations to accompany Doyle’s writing. Newnes insisted that the illustrations be central to the story. For each Holmes short story, Newnes required an illustration on every spread, if not on every page. Paget … Continue reading

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William Blake Poetry Reading Tonight

McFarlin Library’s rich Special Collections include materials related to many poets from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, including Oscar Wilde, Ezra Pound, Stevie Smith, Richard Murphy, Robert Frost, Phillip Larkin, and many others. This evening, we will begin the … Continue reading

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Tender is the Night

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Milissa Burkart featured in Art Focus Oklahoma

Milissa Burkart, a staff member at Special Collections, has been featured in this month’s edition of Art Focus Oklahoma in the article, “A Visual Narrative: The Work of Milissa Burkart.” The article highlights four pieces of Ms. Burkart’s recent work: … Continue reading

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McFarlin Fellows welcome senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown is co-anchor and senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, public television’s prestigious nightly news program viewed by millions nationally and abroad. In a career spanning more than twenty years at the NewsHour, Brown has interviewed numerous leading American … Continue reading

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Special Collections Graduate Assistantship

Interested in working in Special Collections? The department will be hiring a new graduate assistant in the fall. To apply, please forward your Curriculum Vitae and a short letter of interest, stating your academic interests and progress towards degree as … Continue reading

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