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Clues in the Exeter Book: A Case History in Manuscript Study

Patrick W. Conner, the Eberly Centennial Professor in English at West Virginia University, will deliver a talk on the Exeter Book of Old English Poetry on Wednesday,  October 27th at 4:30 P.M. in the Periodicals Reading Room of the Robert Frost Library.  This is the third lecture in the Library's series on the History of the Book.

Movie Screening: "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!," Featuring a Discussion with Screenwriter Vic Levin, Sunday at 7 p.m.

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Television writer and screenwriter Victor Levin '83, this year's Frost Library Fellow, will present the 2004 feature film "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!," for which he wrote the screenplay. The event will include a comment-and-discussion period with the screenwriter. Barker Room, Level A, Frost Library.

Learn more about Vic Levin's visit to Amherst here.

"What's the Story? The Lecture I Wish I'd Heard Before I Left Amherst." Talk by Vic Levin, Periodicals Area, 7 p.m. on Monday

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Television writer and screenwriter Victor Levin '83, this year's Robert Frost Library Fellow, will discuss his career and the challenges of breaking into the entertainment business. He will show clips from his work. The talk will be followed at 8:30 p.m. by a screening of two episodes of "Mad About You" in the Barker Room, Level A, Frost Library.

Learn more about Vic Levin's visit to Amherst here.

Screening of My Sassy Girl, featuring a Discussion with Screenwriter Vic Levin '83

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Television writer and screenwriter Victor Levin '83, this year's Frost Library Fellow, kicks off his week-long visit to campus with a screening of the romantic comedy "My Sassy Girl" (2008), on Wednesday, October 13th at 7 p.m. in the Barker Room, Frost Library. Adapted from a Korean film of the same name, this version tells the story of a sweet Midwestern guy who has his life planned out for himself but is wooed by a complicated, elusive gal. The screening will include a discussion with the screenwriter.

Find out more about Vic Levin's visit to Amherst here.

Hollywood from an Amherst Perspective

On Friday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall, television writer and screenwriter Victor Levin '83 and the 2010 Robert Frost Library Fellow, will give a lecture titled “Hollywood from an Amherst Perspective.” The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Friends of the Amherst College Library.

Meet the Screenwriter, Today!

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Today is your last chance to meet television and screenwriter Victor Levin '83, this year's Frost Library Fellow. He will be available to meet informally with students to discuss careers in television, film making and anything else you might want to know about Hollywood!

He will be in the Friendly Periodicals Area on the first floor of Frost Library on Tuesday between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Robert Louis Stevenson in the Archives & Special Collections

Selections from the College’s collection of Robert Louis Stevenson’s works will be on display in the Archives & Special Collections through the end of this semester. On Friday afternoon, September 24 at 2:30, Robert-Louis Abrahamson (AC 1971) will speak about Stevenson, his life, and works.

Book Launch in the Library

Please join us to launch the recently published biography Model Nazi: Arthur Greiser and the Occupation of Western Poland, written by Catherine Epstein, Associate Professor of History. A recent interview with Professor Epstein about the book can be read and heard here.

The event will be held in the Periodicals Area of the Frost Library at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Professor Epstein will be reading from and answering questions about her book, copies will be available for purchase (courtesy of Amherst Books), and light refreshments will be served.

Organize your research

Come learn how Zotero can help you organize your research. Find out how you can:

  • keep track of all those PDFs
  • cite sources in your paper
  • create bibliographies in a flash

Several training sessions will be held in the Lane Room, Frost Library. Contact Susan Kimball or sign up at the Frost Reference Desk or Science Library Circulation Desk. Come check it out!

Georgia Harper to speak on Constitution Day, Sept. 17th

Georgia Harper is a lawyer turned librarian widely recognized as one of the leading scholars on U.S. copyright law and higher education. Her talk will offer thoughts on the degree to which copyright law (particularly copyright and the academy) has diverged from or remained true to Article I, Section 8 in the U.S. Constitution. The talk will be on Friday, Sept. 17 in the Periodicals Area, Frost Library at 4 p.m.

To learn more about Ms. Harper and Constitution Day, go here.

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