Monthly Archives: November 2016

Bobst Gallery Concert Friday December 2 !

On Friday, December 2, the NYU Library’s occasional series of Friday afternoon concerts will present the ensemble Teares of the Muses in a program seventeenth-century music for voices and viols by composers Johann Hermann Schein, Samuel Scheidt, Johann Vierdanck, Michael Praetorius, Franz Tunder, Carlo Farina, and Michael Altenburg.

Teares of the Muses, directed by Professor Margaret Panofsky, is the resident viol consort of the NYU Department of Music. Its members are Joel Rust, Ho Chui Wa, and Christina Brandt-Young. Joining the group for this concert will be Kathleen Cantrell, soprano, Hallie Stotler, contralto, and John Cantrell, organ.

Date: Friday, December 2, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Location: Bobst Library Atrium Gallery, 70 Washington Square South, First Floor

Admission: Free

Further information: kent.underwood[at]

Tonight ! NYU Lecture on “The Man Without Qualities” by Inka Mülder-Bach

unnamed-2The NYU German Department will be having an event tonight, November 28th at 6pm in the Great Room (1 FL) of 19 University Place. Professor Inka Mülder-Bach will be giving her public lecture, Similies, species, and series: Narrative Evolution in “The Man Without Qualities.”
Since its initial publication, Robert Musil’s novel The Man without Qualities has come under the suspicion of being an over-sized essay whose comprehensive diagnosis of modernity is rich in thought but poor in plot, and whose wealth of reflection is paid for with a lack of formal coherence and narrative structure. This talk will question such a reading by directing attention to the narrative development and poetic logic with which Musil’s diagnosis of modernity is inextricably bound. Proceeding from Musil’s characterization of the outbreak of the First World War as the attempt at “revolution as the end of a stalled evolution,” the talk will argue that models of evolution and revolution are constitutive of the novel’s form, its narrative procedures, and its poetics of simile.

Come out ! 12/8 Documentary Screening and Discussion- “Love Between the Covers.”

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12/8/2016  –   6pm
5 Washington Place
Free and Open to the Public

NYU Libraries presents:
A Screening of “Love Between the Covers,” followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Laurie Kahn, and NYTimes bestselling authors Sarah MacLean and Maya Rodale.

About the film: “Love Between the Covers” is an entertaining and inspiring look into the billion-dollar romance fiction industry and its powerhouse of female writers and readers, a sisterhood that’s pioneering the digital revolution while finding fortune, fulfillment, and a global community.

Word Bookstore will be on-site selling recent books by MacLean and Rodale.


Jumpstart Your Winter Writing! Dec 20 6PM

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unCOMMON Salon Presents: More Than a Meal: The Development of Japanese School Lunch

More Than a Meal: The Development of Japanese School Lunch

Alexis Agliano Sanborn, an independent Japanese and Food Studies researcher and project coordinator at the NYU U.S.-Asia Law institute, will discuss how Japanese school lunch is a vehicle that forges connections with community and society, ultimately contributing to students’ understanding of themselves and the world around them. Achieving reliable standards in food and curriculum quality, the local and national government, nutritionists, school administrators and staff have unintentionally created a growing soft power. This lecture will examine the history and enduring legacy of Japanese school lunch, and how simple meals have become a culinary representation of society.

When: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Where: Bobst Library | 5th Floor Research Commons | Media Viewing Area
Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome!
RSVP here