The Hardy Review

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : The HArdy Review

The Hardy Review is published by The Thomas Hardy Association, founded in 1997 to promote the study and appreciation of Hardy’s work, and is hosted on the Ingenta Connect platform.

The Hardy Review will be of benefit to all researchers who are working on Thomas Hardy and/or literature of the 19th and 20th centuries in general.

Now available to the University of  Cambridge electronically from volume 14 (2012) to present.

Access Journal of Beckett Studies via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

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MLA International Bibliography to move to EBSCOHost

The Modern Language Association (MLA) recently announced that in future it would provide its MLA Bibliography resource through the EBSCOHost platform only.   It had formerly not made such a restriction and Cambridge enjoyed access via the ProQuest platform which integrated MLA Bibliography with Literature Online (LION).

The move has produced some consternation in the publisher and library worlds, not least because of the disconnect with Literature Online.  The other disadvantage is the lack of indexing of EBSCOHost resources by Ex Libris in Primo, which means MLA Bibliography will not be indexed in our iDiscover.

ProQuest has issued a statement about this development here “Concerning the MLA International Bibliography Exclusivity with EBSCO” and the MLA has documented its move to customers here “Letter to MLA Bibliography Customers“.

The move for Cambridge will come into force in May 2019 when our access via ProQuest will expire.  We have secured trial access via EBSCOHost to 30 April 2019 to enable users of the MLA Bibliography to get used to the bibliography on its new platform and this can be accessed here or via the link on the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z.

If you have any feedback about this move please email ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk.  Thank you.

 

Royal Shakespeare Company Live Collection on Drama Online: Trial access

Trial access is now available to the Royal Shakespeare Company Live Collection on Drama Online.

Access the trial on campus here or off campus here

The trial is active now and runs until 31 May 2018.  Please send your feedback to: efllib@hermes.cam.ac.uk.

The Royal Shakespeare Company creates theatre at its best, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world. The RSC produces an inspirational artistic programme each year, setting Shakespeare in context, alongside the work of his contemporaries and today’s writers.

In 2013 the company began live screenings of its Shakespeare productions, captured in The RSC Live Collection. In 2016-17 the company collaborated with Intel and The Imaginarium Studios to stage The Tempest, bringing performance capture to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for the very first time.

The Hollow Crown

The University of Cambridge now has access to The Hollow Crown, filmed adaptations of Shakespeare’s history plays produced by Rupert Ryle-Hodges , on the Drama Online platform.

The first series of The Hollow Crown brings together Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, and Henry V. Starring Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons and Tom Hiddleston, this continuous story of monarchy follows events during sixteen years of dynastic and political power play.

In Series 2, Henry VI in two parts and Richard III, tell the story of ‘The Wars of the Roses’, an exceptionally turbulent period in British history. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Bonneville, Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, Sally Hawkins, Sophie Okonedo and Tom Sturridge, these exhilarating and emotionally charged films feature some of Shakespeare’s most eloquent and powerful language.

The series was executive produced by Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris under Neal Street Productions in association with NBC Universal.

The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses – Gloucester (HUGH BONNEVILLE), Margaret (SOPHIE OKONEDO), Richard III (BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH), Cecily (JUDI DENCH), Henry VI (TOM STURRIDGE) © BBC/Carnival Film & Television Ltd/Robert Viglasky

Historical Texts trial

Trial access is now enabled to the Historical Texts platform until 31 May 2017 via the following link:

http://historicaltexts.jisc.ac.uk/

Historical Texts brings together Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and 65,000 texts from the British Library 19th Century collection.

Via this platform is also included the UK Medical Heritage Library collection (UKMHL) which is Open Access and accessible here.

The main purpose of this trial is to review the appropriateness of the platform for Cambridge users.  An overview of the collections included in the platform can be found here.  Note that Cambridge currently has access to EEBO and ECCO on separate (publisher) platforms, but not to the British Library 19th Century collection.

You can contact the Historical Texts platform directly via email (historicaltexts@jisc.ac.uk) during the trial for any queries.

Please send your feedback on the trial to rarebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk

Southern Review

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Southern Review.

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The Southern Review is one of the nation’s premiere literary journals. Hailed by Time as “superior to any other journal in the English language,” we have made literary history since our founding in 1935. We publish a diverse array of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by the country’s—and the world’s—most respected contemporary writers.

“Established at Louisiana State University, The Southern Review immediately became a literary tastemaker. The launch of The Southern Review came about “On a bright Sunday afternoon in late February, 1935,” when Louisiana State University’s president drove his black Cadillac to Robert Penn Warren’s house in Baton Rouge to invite him, his wife, and their friend Albert Erskine on a drive to discuss creating a magazine of “distinctive character and quality.” Cleanth Brooks and Charles W. Pipkin were consulted; both joined the editorial staff. The Southern Review’s first series ran 1935 to 1942 before closing due to the war. In 1965, the journal was revived under the editorship of Lewis P. Simpson and Donald E. Stanford, who launched the second series to great acclaim. LSU Press became The Southern Review’s publisher in 2011, allowing the journal to undertake new initiatives, such as reaching readers through a digital version in addition to the print quarterly.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 49 (2013) to present.

Access Southern Review via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link. This title is also available from volume 30 (1994) to volume 49 (2013) via Literature Online from this link.

Wallace Stevens Journal

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Wallace Stevens Journal.

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From the Project Muse website for the journal:

“Devoted to all aspects of the poetry and life of American modernist poet Wallace Stevens, The Wallace Stevens Journal has been publishing scholarly articles, poems, book reviews, news, and bibliographies since 1977. The Journal regularly features previously unpublished primary or archival material and photographs, as well as interpretive criticism of the writer’s poetry and essays, theoretical reflections, biographical and contextual studies, comparisons with other writers, and original artwork. Increasingly international in orientation, this double-blind peer-reviewed journal welcomes a diversity of approaches and perspectives.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 35 (2011) to present.

Access Wallace Stevens Journal via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link. For access to volumes 32 (2008) to 24 (2010) please use this link for Literature Online.

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