Literary

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Author James Reston, Jr. (’63) to Reflect on his Life in Writing at May 7 Program

Journalist and author James Reston, Jr. (’63) will reflect on his life as a writer and discuss two of his forthcoming books on Tuesday, May 7th at the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Program Celebrates Recent Additions to Rare Book Collection

On April 9, the UNC Rare Book Collection in the Wilson Special Collections Library will host a display of additions to the Collection from the past two years. Continue reading

Encyclopedic Impulse Exhibition Examines the Quest to Organize Knowledge

The human desire to assemble and organize the world’s information is the inspiration for The Encyclopedic Impulse, an exhibition at UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Naked Came the Leaf Peeper is 1,000th North Carolina Novel

“Read North Carolina Novels” celebrates its 1,000th entry with the collaborative book “Naked Came the Leaf Peeper.” Continue reading

Maya Materials from Rare Book Collection on Exhibit

The remarkable history of the Maya and their culture, as told through rare books, pamphlets, maps, and recent publications, is the topic of an exhibit now on view in the Wilson Special Collections Library at UNC. Continue reading

“Banned and Rare” Readings To Mark First Amendment Day, Oct. 2

Members of the UNC community will read from original editions of banned and censored books in the Wilson Special Collections Library as part of UNC’s fourth annual First Amendment Day celebration on Oct. 2. Continue reading

Fall 2012 Events

The UNC University Library and Friends of the Library announce the Fall 2012 calendar of events. Continue reading

Invention of Scientific Reading is Topic of Apr. 10 Lecture

Adrian Johns, University of Chicago, will deliver a lecture Apr. 10 on the topic of scientific reading. The program will take place in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Shakespeare Folios on View in Rare Book Collection Exhibition (Extended to Aug. 26)

Shakespeare’s Second, Third, an Fourth Folio collections are on view in the Wilson Special Collections Library as part of an exhibit entitled “Nature and the Unnatural in Shakespeare’s Age.” Continue reading

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Topic of March 29 Lecture

UNC professor Mary Floyd-Wilson will deliver the talk “’Maidens Call it Love-in-Idleness': Potions, Passion, and Fairy Knowledge in A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on March 29 in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

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