Tag Archives: Modernism

Bloomsday Irish Pub Crawl and Special Collections Exhibit

Bloomsday is just around the corner! This Monday, June 16th, the festivities will kick off in earnest with an authentic Irish pub crawl from 6:30 to 10:00 pm in the area of Downtown Tulsa surrounding the Guthrie Green. While enjoying … Continue reading

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First Friday Exhibit and Bloomsday Celebration

Each year on June 16, people around the world celebrate one of the greatest works of modern literature: James Joyce’s Ulysses. Set on a single day in 1904 Dublin, the book follows in careful detail the rather uneventful life of … Continue reading

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Harper Lee agrees to ebook version of To Kill a Mockingbird

American novelist Harper Lee has announced that she has entered an agreement with HarperCollins to release her Pulitzer-prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird in e-book and digital audiobook formats. In a rare public statement released through her publisher on … Continue reading

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McFarlin Fellows

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives, and McFarlin Fellows will hold a dinner on November 7th, in honor of leading British writer, historian and biographer Patrick French. French will be giving his lecture, “On the … 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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Today is T.S. Eliot’s birthday. Eliot, one of the most influential Modernist poets, attracted widespread interest for his poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915), which is seen as a masterpiece of the Modernist movement, and that deals … 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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Rebecca West mentioned

The Rebecca West Collection has been mentioned in a blog The Open Road Blog. The blog is indicating the trip the posting’s author took to come to Tulsa to study the archive we hold here working on the ebook version … Continue reading

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New Acquisition

We’ve recently added 33 more issues of The Smart Set to our collection. The Smart Set was an American literary magazine that ran from 1900-1930. Contributing authors include F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, Dorothy Parker, Sinclair Lewis, Dashiell Hammett, Aldous … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions

Some new acquisitions here in the Department: Le Pays de France. Organe des États Généraux du Tourisme. Year 1, no. 1 (August 1914) – Year 5, no. 219 (December 1918). 219 issues (ca. 16-20 pp. each) of the French weekly … Continue reading

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