Barrenechea Produces Videos in Simpson Library Partnership

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea has produced two videos on rare books in the Special Collections at the UMW Simpson Library. Barrenechea's work with Special Collections is featured in a story that appears in this week’s  The Weekly Ringer. The first two videos in the series focus on twentieth-century literary works: 2023: Rare Books Spotlight #1, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four 2023: Rare Books Spotlight #2, James Joyce’s Ulysses Barrenechea's project aims to highlight the resources of UMW’s special collection, the oldest book of which dates to 1496.  Barrenechea states, “I would also love to have more outside scholars be aware of how strong our collections are—particularly in Joyce studies.” Barrenechea's work with UMW's Special Collections connects with his research into rare books. Last year, Barrenechea received the William Reese Fellowship at the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley for his research project on rare books. For 2023-24, Barrenechea … [Read more...]