- Ad women : how they impact what we need, want, and buy / Juliann Sivulka
- Alice Paul : claiming power / J. D. Zahniser & Amelia R. Fry
- Articulating rights : nineteenth-century American women on race, reform, and the state / Alison M. Parker
- Brilliant women : 18th-century bluestockings / Elizabeth Eger and Lucy Peltz
- Climbin' Jacob's ladder : the Black freedom movement writings of Jack O'Dell / edited and introduced by Nikhil Pal Singh
- Colored people : a memoir / Henry Louis Gates, Jr
- Coming through : voices of a South Carolina Gullah community from WPA oral histories / collected by Genevieve W. Chandler ; edited by Kincaid Mills, Genevieve C. Peterkin, and Aaron McCollough ; foreword by Charles W. Joyner
- Contagious representation : women's political representation in democracies around the world / Frank C. Thames and Margaret S. Williams
- The counter-revolution of 1776 : slave resistance and the origins of the United States of America / Gerald Horne
- Different daughters : a history of the Daughters of Bilitis and the rise of the lesbian rights movement / Marcia M. Gallo
- Enlightened sexism : the seductive message that feminism's work is done / Susan J. Douglas
- Fierce angels : the strong black woman in American life and culture / Sheri Parks
- Freedom for women : forging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970 / Carol Giardina
- Great women of the Bible in art and literature / preface Herbert Haag ; commentary Dorothée Sölle ; literary development Joe H. Kirchberger ; art history Anne-Marie Schnieper-Müller ; English translation Joe H. Kirchberger ; project editor Emil Bührer
- Growth-oriented women entrepreneurs and their businesses : a global research perspective / edited by Candida G. Brush ... [et al.]
- Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War : the undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American quest for equality / Jeffrey T. Sammons and John H. Morrow, Jr
- The Harlem renaissance in black and white / George Hutchinson
- A home elsewhere : reading African American classics in the age of Obama / Robert B. Stepto
- I am your sister : collected and unpublished writings of Audre Lorde / edited by Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Beverly Guy-Sheftall
- In her own image : women's self-representation in twentieth-century art / Danielle Knafo
- I've known rivers : lives of loss and liberation / Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
- Let us fight as free men : black soldiers and civil rights / Christine Knauer
- Life notes : personal writings by contemporary Black women / [edited by] Patricia Bell-Scott
- Mammographies : the cultural discourses of breast cancer narratives / Mary K. DeShazer
- Margaret Fuller, wandering pilgrim / Meg McGavran Murray
- Mom & me & mom / Maya Angelou
- A museum of their own : National Museum of Women in the Arts / Wilhelmina Cole Holladay ; text contributions by Philip Kopper
- My soul looks back, 'less I forget : a collection of quotations by people of color / Dorothy Winbush Riley, editor
- The myth of Seneca Falls : memory and the women's suffrage movement, 1848-1898 / Lisa Tetrault
- Our bodies, our crimes : the policing of women's reproduction in America / Jeanne Flavin
- The paradox of gender equality : how American women's groups gained and lost their public voice / Kristin A. Goss
- Phillis Wheatley's poetics of liberation : backgrounds and contexts / John C. Shields
- The political thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton : women's rights and the American political traditions / Sue Davis
- Pretty/funny : women comedians and body politics / by Linda Mizejewski
- The richer, the poorer : stories, sketches, and reminiscences / Dorothy West
- Rocking the babies / Linda Raymond
- Seneca Falls and the origins of the women's rights movement / by Sally McMillen
- Singin' and swingin' and gettin' merry like Christmas / Maya Angelou
- Tell it with pride : the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial / Sarah Greenough and Nancy K. Anderson ; with Lindsay Harris and Renée Ater ; foreword by Richard J. Powell
- That the blood stay pure : African Americans, Native Americans, and the predicament of race and identity in Virginia / Arica L. Coleman
- Thirteen ways of looking at a Black man / Henry Louis Gates, Jr
- Those good Gertrudes : a social history of women teachers in America / Geraldine J. Clifford
- What is veiling? / Sahar Amer
- "When I can read my title clear" : literacy, slavery, and religion in the antebellum South / Janet Duitsman Cornelius
- Wild embers / by Anita Richmond Bunkley
- Women and authorship in revolutionary America / Angela Vietto
- Women, feminism and religion in early Enlightenment England / Sarah Apetrei
- Women in American history since 1880 : a documentary reader / [edited by] Nancy J. Rosenbloom
- Women street hustlers : who they are and how they survive / Barbara A. Rockell
- Working the land : the stories of ranch and farm women in the modern American West / Sandra K. Schackel
Friday, February 27, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
In coordination with this year's Pioneer Performance Series production of Spring Awakening, the musical, (based on a 19th century German play by Frank Wedekind), and Professor Jay Rosellini's presentation about the original work and Wedekind’s legacy in drama history, the Sawyer Library is highlighting items in the Library's collection related to the play and its German author.
- Spring Awakening
Book and lyrics by Steven Sater ; music by Duncan Sheik. Online access via eBrary.
- Spring Awakening : In the Flesh
Written by David Cote ; principal photography by Doug Hamilton and Joan Marcus.
- Spring's Awakening: Tragedy of Childhood
By Frank Wedekind; English version and ten notes by Eric Bentley
- Frühlings Erwachen : eine Kindertragödie
Frank Wedekind ; mit einem Nachwort von Georg Hensel
Biography and criticism of Frank Wedekind (1864-1918):
- Twentieth-Century German Dramatists, 1889-1918
Access book at Gale's Dictionary of Literary Biography Online
The Playwright & Historical Change; Dramatic Strategies in Brecht, Hauptmann, Kaiser & Wedekind
By Leroy R. Shaw
- The Cambridge Companion to
Modern German Culture
View full text via Cambridge Online
Reviews of performances, and articles about the play, from
the New York Times, spanning from 1908 to 2008.
All are available online to Suffolk University students and staff, via
the Historic New York Times database.
- Isherwood, Charles. "Injecting Real Youth into a Youthful show." New York Times (1923-Current file): 1. Sep 15 2008. ProQuest. Web. 8 Jan. 2015.
- BELLAFANTE, GINIA. "Sex, Repressed and Unleashed." New York Times (1923-Current file): 2. Feb 09 2007. ProQuest. Web. 8 Jan. 2015.
- Isherwood, Charles. "THEATER REVIEW: A Rock 'n' Roll Heartbeat for German Schoolboys of the 19th Century." New York Times (1923-Current file): 1. Jun 16 2006. ProQuest. Web. 8 Jan. 2015.
- SISARIO, BEN. "Duncan Sheik." New York Times (1923-Current file): 1. Feb 26 2006. ProQuest. Web. 8 Jan. 2015.
- Gussow, MEL. "Stage: Juilliard Players do 'Spring Awakening'." New York Times (1923-Current file): 40. Dec 19 1977. ProQuest. Web. 8 Jan. 2015.
- Funke, LEWIS. "Theater: Wedekind's 'the Awakening of Spring': Sex-Education Sermon at Pocket Theater 1891 Play Conveys Air of a Museum Piece." New York Times (1923-Current file): 50. May 13 1964. ProQuest. Web. 8 Jan. 2015.
- Gelb, ARTHUR. "Theatre: Dated Sermon: 'Spring's Awakening'Is an Essay on Sex." New York Times (1923-Current file): 30. Oct 10 1955. ProQuest. Web. 8 Jan. 2015.
- "COURT BARS SEX PLAY: Justice Erlanger Finds "The Awakening of Spring" Unfit for Public." New York Times (1857-1922): 13. May 03 1917. ProQuest. Web. 8 Jan. 2015.
- "THE AWAKENING OF SPRING": A Tragedy of Childhood by the German Playwright, Frank Wedekind." New York Times (1857-1922): 1. Oct 01 1910. ProQuest. Web. 8 Jan. 2015.
- Special Cable to THE NEW,YORK TIMES. "CHILD ACTORS SEEN IN GERMAN SEX PLAY." New York Times (1857-1922): 9. Oct 29 1908. ProQuest. Web. 8 Jan. 2015.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Sponsored by Mildred F. Sawyer Library and the Performing Arts OfficeWhen: Thursday February 12th, 2015; 1pm-2:15pm
Where: 73 Tremont St, Sawyer Library Poetry Center
Sawyer Library is thrilled to support Suffolk’s Performing Arts Office with a speaker event and hallway display focused on the upcoming 2015 spring musical, Spring Awakening. Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik updated a late nineteenth century German play by Frank Wedekind, Fruhlings Erwachen (Spring’s Awakening), to resonate with a twenty-first century audience, but Wedekind’s main themes of adolescent sexual and emotional exploration remain at the core of the play. Professor Jay Rosellini will delve deeper into the play’s history at the Poetry Center event on Thursday Februrary 12th from 1pm to 2:15pm. Refreshments will be provided!
Spring Awakening’s opening performance is Thursday, February 19th at 7:30pm. Spring Awakening runs on the 19th, 20th and 21st of February 2015 at Suffolk’s C. Walsh Theatre. Get free tickets from the Performing Arts Office, located on the 4th floor of Donahue building.
Next week keep your eyes peeled for a Sawyer Library Blog entry detailing Spring Awakening related resources available here at Mildred F. Sawyer library!