Archive: "Robert Burns" Category

Robert Burns Day 2017

In honor of Robert Burns’ birthday (Jan. 25, 1759) celebrations across the globe, check out these new additions to the Burns Collection!   Bàrdachd Raibeirt Burns ann an Gàidhlig: eadar-theangachaidhean na 19mh is na 20mh linn (The poetry of Robert Burns in Scots Gaelic: translations of the 19th and 20th centuries). Call number: Burns Collection …

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Romantic Poetry in Special Collections

L. Tom Perry Special Collections has acquired extensive collections of Romantic-era authors Robert Burns and William Wordsworth, but there are many other examples of Romantic literature to be found in our vaults. Special Collections Fall 2016 intern Rachel Rackham has put together a guide listing our earliest editions of major Romantic poets like Byron, Coleridge, …

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Comics & Rare Literary Authors

The library’s current Comics & Mormons exhibit features original artwork and published comics and graphic novels from Special Collections’ America Collection.  You may be surprised to learn that graphic novels, comic books, and even anime are hiding in other collections as well! Back in 2010, this blog featured some graphic novel treatments of Herman Meville’s …

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Halloween Literary Mashups!

Just in time for your holiday reading spooktacular come these mashups from Special Collections literary holdings. Find these today in the library catalog: Little Women and Werewolves (2010) In the new tradition of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Little Women and Werewolves reveals Louisa May Alcott’s classic as she originally wrote it! Robbie Burns, Witch …

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Updated author collection guides

If you’re a regular user of the HBLL’s subject guides, you’ve probably seen the newly upgraded designs. We’re happy to announce that the collection guides for the Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth, Robert Burns Collection, Walt Whitman Collection,  Louisa May Alcott Collection, and Herman Melville Collection have all been re-designed with updated information including recent …

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New critical works on Romanticism

Here are a few of the latest critical monographs added to the Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth and the Robert Burns Collection. All are now available to consult in our reading room. Jasper Cragwall, Lake Methodism: Polite Literature and Popular Religion in England, 1780-1830. Ohio State University Press, 2013. Call number: Rowe Collection PR 468 …

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Updated LibGuides for Author Collections

Check out the new, updated LibGuides for the Alcott, Burns, Melville, Whitman, and Rowe Wordsworth Collections. You can find them on each collection’s page under the link “Collection Highlights and Other Resources,” starred in the screenshot below:  

New critical works on Romanticism

Here are a few of the new books which have recently arrived in Special Collections for the Robert Burns Collection and the Edward M. Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth: Sharon Alker, et al., eds. Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture. Ashgate, 2012. Stephen Gill, Wordsworth’s Revisitings. Oxford University Press, 2011. Scott Hess, William Wordsworth and the …

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New acquisitions in British Romanticism

BYU Special Collections’ latest acquisitions for the Robert Burns Collection and the Edward M. Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth include critical works, translations, and books on literature and art inspired by these two poets: Douglas Gifford, ed.  Addressing the Bard: Twelve Contemporary Poets Respond to Robert Burns.  (2009) Cecilia Powell. Savage Grandeur and Noblest Thoughts: …

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