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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 8/18/2017

Friday, September 1, 2017, noon – 2 p.m. The 21st Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture “Echoes of Anatolia: An Armenian-American Novelist Discovers His Literary DNA at Mid-Life” The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Library of Congress invites you to the 21st Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture, featuring Chris Bohjalian, […]

A Literary Gem: The History and Future of the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape

(The following is a post by Amalia Castaneda, 2017 Library of Congress Junior Fellow, Hispanic Division.) This summer, as a Junior Fellow in the Hispanic Division at the Library of Congress, I worked on the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape under the direction of Catalina Gómez, Hispanic Division Reference Librarian, who co-curates the Archive […]

New Videos Monthly, 8/2/2017

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic. African and Middle Eastern Division TITLE: King Solomon’s Table (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Joan Nathan EVENT DATE: 2017/05/15 RUNNING TIME: […]

Epics and Storytelling in Persianate Lands and a Persian Language Tradition

(The following is a post by Hirad Dinavari, Reference Librarian for the Iranian World Collections, African and Middle Eastern Division.) Growing up in a Persian speaking home, there seldom was a time, when my ears were not filled with fantastical tales or anecdotal stories featuring epic heroes, such as Rustam, Siavash, Iskandar (Alexander), and Amir […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 7/21/2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Research Orientation: European Reading Room Sign up for our research orientation online and learn about the Library’s European collections and the European Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 […]

New Videos Monthly, 7/15/2017

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic. African and Middle Eastern Division TITLE: The Poetry of Jawdat Haydar in a Transnational Framework (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Carol […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 7/14/2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Research Orientation: European Reading Room Sign up for our research orientation online and learn about the Library’s European collections and the European Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Those attending should […]

The Story of Water Margin (水滸傳)

(The following is a post by Jeffrey Wang, Reference Specialist for the Chinese Collection, Asian Division.) In the course of the last six hundred years, many masterpieces of Chinese fiction have become classics and wielded tremendous influence over the thoughts and imagination of the Chinese people. Among them is the “Story of Water Margin” (水滸傳), […]