Yale Collection of American Literature
In honor of the Beinecke Library's new temporary reading room, a passage about our permanent reading room from poet and scholar Susan Howe's recent book, Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives.
May 28, 2015
From The Thornton Wilder Family:Celebration and study of Thornton Wilder will take over Newport, Rhode Island, for the Second International Thornton Wilder Conference, a three-day event with more than 20 presentations, round table conversations, panel discussions, readings and events featuring leading academics and theater professionals from countries including France, China, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland and the United States.
May 27, 2015
The Yale Collection of American Literature remembers and honors dramatist and political performance artist Judith Malina, co-founder of the Living Theatre, 1926-2015. Describing Malina in 2012, theater scholar Richard Schechner wrote:The thing about Judith Malina is that she is indefatigable, unstoppable, erupting with ideas. Malina is long-living, long-working, optimistic, and by the second decade of the 21st century girlish and old womanish at the same time. She survives and she bubbles, both.
April 22, 2015
The Norman Holmes Pearson Papers (YCAL MSS 899) have recently been reorganized and fully described and are open for research at the Beinecke Library; a detailed description of the collection can be found online here: Guide to the Norman Holmes Pearson Papers.
April 9, 2015
The Heritage Theater Ensemble will perform scenes from play featured in the Beinecke Exhibition "Casting Shadows" on Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.m.
April 9, 2015
The first biography of American poet James Merrill will be published in April 2015: James Merrill: Life and Art, By Langdon Hammer
April 6, 2015