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March 2017 Displays

For the month of March, we've got loads of great books and movies on display.  We're celebrating women's history month with a display of books by female authors and their movies, and we've got a women and music display up.  We also are reading about what new things people have said about Shakespeare.  Our DVDs travel to Iceland, talk about climate change, and ooh-and-ahh over Sandy Powell's costume designs. 

Click on a PDF links below for the entire list of resources featured in this month's displays! 

Main Display

Books by Female Authors and Their Movies  

Great reads have crossed media onto the silver screen since practically the beginning of film. Often overlooked in the male-dominated movie industry is the contribution of women, and specifically, female authors. From classic tales like Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) and Frankenstein (Mary Shelley), to twentieth-century treasures like To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) and Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell) and more recent blockbuster titles, this month we celebrate the original female-authored books and their film adaptations across a range of genres. 

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Mini Displays

- Women in Music -

Women in Music, we’ll just let them speak for themselves:

“I'm not a goddess, for crying out loud. I'm a regular person who took feminism – which I have a deep connection to - and mixed it with music, which I really love to do.” Kathleen Hanna

“The only thing better than singing is more singing.” – Ella Fitzgerald

“I want to make people cry even when they don't understand my words.” – Edith Piaf

“Listen, everyone is entitled to my opinion.” – Madonna

“To most white people, jazz means black and jazz means dirt, and that's not what I play. I play black classical music.” – Nina Simone



- Beware the Ides of March -

“Beware the Ides of March” serves as a warning to Julius Caesar in Shakespeare’s eponymous play.  For us here at DU, the Ides of March brings another dreaded event: finals.

Other Shakespearean things we wonder around finals:

“Et tu, Calculus?”

“Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer/ The slings and arrows of outrageous French/ Or to take arms against a sea of quizzes/ And by opposing end them (or fail)?”

“Oh Study Guide, Study Guide, wherefore are thou, Study Guide?”

Look at how much we already have in common with Shakespeare!  Why not cement this kinship and take one of these books home for a browse?  This display features some of the most recent perspectives on Shakespeare—all from 2016 or 2017. 




- Queer Women Authors -

Representation matters. There are many queer women authors within the literary world, but their works are often pigeon-holed into "Gay and Lesbian Studies" or "Sexuality Studies" rather than being embraced as literary works in their own right. This collection features and honors books by queer women authors to celebrate their contributions to literature and nonfiction works; it also showcases queer women authors (including queer women of color) for Women's History Month to celebrate their achievements in the literary world.

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DVD Displays

- Climate Change - 

It’s been an unusually hot February, hasn’t it?  And we don’t just mean politically.  People at DU have been consistently sunbathing and wearing shorts and sandals.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that January was the third warmest January.   Climate change is having noticeable effects on our lives.  Here are some films---non-fiction and fiction---that discuss the consequences and solutions to climate change.  

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- Iceland -

Iceland’s hot right now – and we don’t just mean its magnificent geysers and thermal features.  Iceland, though tiny, has a lot to offer.   Maybe you’re heading to Iceland for spring break.  If so, you might like Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations to get in the mood for Icelandic cuisine and culture.  Or maybe you’re stuck here during spring break.  Then you could stay toasty warm in bed and watch The Deep, which is about an Icelandic fisherman whose boat capsizes, leaving him stranded in the freezing ocean.  I wouldn’t recommend this if you’re planning on going to Iceland on a boat.  Maybe save it for when you’re back. . .

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- Sandy Powell: Costumer - 

Sandy Powell has created some of the most beautiful and innovative costume designs in recent years.  She has won three Oscars for The Young Victoria, The Aviator, and Shakespeare in Love and two BAFTAs for The Young Victoria and Velvet Goldmine. In total, she’s had a remarkable 68 nominations and 29 wins.  Her pieces are truly candy for the eye.  We hope that you enjoy Powell’s art as much as we do.  

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