Friday, February 18, 2011

Spotlight on the Internet - Old Bailey Online

Bigamy,  28th June 1676
"A Country fellow was tried for having two Wives ; the first he married neer Tame in Oxfordshire, and liv'd with her several years, and had two pretty children (a Boy and a Girl) which were brought into Court to see the wickedness of the Father: After that ..."

For those of you teaching British literature, you may be interested in this primary source of social history.

Old Bailey Online - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913

"A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court."

Literary/Film Criticism Workshops - March

Another set of literary/film criticism workshops will be held in March - just before spring break.
They are geared to the uncertain and uninitiated. Please let your students know about them. There will soon be a post about the workshops on the Library home page under the category Events & Exhibits. Questions should be directed to me.

March 1 (Tuesday)
Literature Resource Center : 4-5 pm
MLA International Bibliography : 5-6 pm
LOCATION: Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123) Main/1st floor