Tag Archives: Literature

McFarlin Fellows Event

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives, and McFarlin Fellows is holding and eventon Thursday, February 20th in honor of TU’s very own Professor Joseph Kestner. Dr. Kestner serves as McFarlin Professor of English and Professor … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Copyright Decision

An Illinois district court judge recently ruled that the material contained in most of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s writings about the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, would indeed enter the public domain this year. According to a December 27th New York … Continue reading

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New Dime Novels at Special Collections

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives would like to announce the acquisition of two new dime novels to our holdings. Dime novels are a staple of American popular culture, and the precursors of today’s mass … Continue reading

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Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize Winner, Dies at 94

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is sad to announce that adored British author Doris Lessing passed away peacefully at her home in the early morning hours of Sunday November 17th. Lessing, who produced fifty-five … Continue reading

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Announcement: Anna Kavan at the Zarrow Art Center

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is proud to announce the opening of an exhibit featuring the works of Anna Kavan. The exhibit will be shown in the Sherman Smith Family Gallery at the Zarrow … Continue reading

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Graham Greene’s Birthday

Today we commemorate the birthday of English writer, playwright and literary critic Graham Greene. Greene’s works delved into the ambivalent moral and political issues of contemporary culture, and his works were permeated by Catholic religious themes, as seen in his … Continue reading

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Birthday

Today we are commemorating the birthday of American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald’s works are the quintessential writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined. Along with Hemingway, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers … Continue reading

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Yes! We Have Comic Books!

Popular Culture (commonly referred to as pop culture) is defined as the entirety of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, memes, images, and other phenomena that are within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid 20th … Continue reading

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Eliot Bliss collections

Eliot Bliss was born Eileen Bliss in a Jamaican army garrison in 1903. She adopted the first name Eliot because of her admiration for T.S. Eliot and George Eliot. Bliss was educated in convent schools in England before rejoining her … Continue reading

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Cats of Copenhagen acquisition

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