(via BiblioVault - Georgia Civil War Manuscript Collections: An Annotated Bibliography
An unassuming little book, but this annotated bibliography will tell you which institutions in Georgia house which archives of what materials related to the Civil War era, and, additionally, longer-term archive material related to prominent figures of the Civil War. (That is, you won’t just find Robert E. Lee’s wartime diaries and letter that exist anywhere in Georgia, but also anything of his from before and after the war that exist in Georgia…probably not a good example as he was a Virginia commander, but bear with me.)
Anywho, a resource for the Civil War folks.
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(via BiblioVault - Georgia Civil War Manuscript Collections: An Annotated Bibliography

An unassuming little book, but this annotated bibliography will tell you which institutions in Georgia house which archives of what materials related to the Civil War era, and, additionally, longer-term archive material related to prominent figures of the Civil War. (That is, you won’t just find Robert E. Lee’s wartime diaries and letter that exist anywhere in Georgia, but also anything of his from before and after the war that exist in Georgia…probably not a good example as he was a Virginia commander, but bear with me.)

Anywho, a resource for the Civil War folks.

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(via BiblioVault - The Poisoned Chalice: Eucharistic Grape Juice and Common-Sense Realism in Victorian Methodism)
From the University of Alabama Press comes an investigation into the theological impetus behind 19th Century Methodism’s turn to grape juice instead of fermented sacramental wine.
“Through study of denominational publications,  influential exegetical works, popular fiction and songs, and didactic  moral literature, Jennifer Woodruff Tait charts the development of  opposing symbolic associations for wine and grape juice. She argues that  19th century Methodists, steeped in Baconian models of science and  operating from epistemological presuppositions dictated by common-sense  realism, placed a premium on the ability to perceive reality accurately  in order to act morally.”

(via BiblioVault - The Poisoned Chalice: Eucharistic Grape Juice and Common-Sense Realism in Victorian Methodism)

From the University of Alabama Press comes an investigation into the theological impetus behind 19th Century Methodism’s turn to grape juice instead of fermented sacramental wine.

Through study of denominational publications, influential exegetical works, popular fiction and songs, and didactic moral literature, Jennifer Woodruff Tait charts the development of opposing symbolic associations for wine and grape juice. She argues that 19th century Methodists, steeped in Baconian models of science and operating from epistemological presuppositions dictated by common-sense realism, placed a premium on the ability to perceive reality accurately in order to act morally.”

John Dooley was the youngest son of Irish immigrants to Richmond, Virginia, where his father prospered, and the family took a leading position among Richmond’s sizeable Irish community. Early in 1862, John left his studies at Georgetown University to serve in the First Virginia Infantry Regiment, in which his father John and brother James also served. John’s service took him to Second Manassas, South Mountain, Sharpsburg (Antietam), Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg; before that last battle, Dooley was elected a lieutenant. On the third day at Gettysburg, Dooley swept up the hill in Pickett’s charge, where he was shot through both legs and lay all night on the field, to be made a POW the next day. Held until February 27, 1865, Dooley made his way back south to arrive home very near the Confederacy’s final collapse.

(via BiblioVault - Sanity Plea: Schizophrenia in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut)
This one’s for Katya, especially.
Table of Contents includes:
Introduction: Madness in a Modern ModePart I: The Struggle 1 Player Piano: A Looney Tune for the Masses 2 Sirens of Titan: Though This Be Madness, Yet There Is Method in It 3 Mother Night: Nations of Lunatics 4 Cat’s Cradle: Jonah and the Whale 5 God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater: The Saga of Vonnegut’s Sanest Lunatic 6 Slaughterhouse-Five: Pilgrim’s Progress 7 Breakfast of Champions: Spiritual CrossroadsPart II: Resolution: The Second Fifty Years 8 Slapstick: The Meaning of the Dizygotic Twins 9 Jailbird: The Madness of RAMJAC 10 Deadeye Dick: The Resolution of Vonnegut’s Creative Schizophrenia 11 Galápagos: Oedipus at Galápagos 12 Bluebeard: Redemption and the Unwavering Light 13 Hartke’s Hearing: Vonnegut’s Heroes on Trial

(via BiblioVault - Sanity Plea: Schizophrenia in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut)

This one’s for Katya, especially.

Table of Contents includes:

Introduction: Madness in a Modern Mode

Part I: The Struggle
1 Player Piano: A Looney Tune for the Masses
2 Sirens of Titan: Though This Be Madness, Yet There Is Method in It
3 Mother Night: Nations of Lunatics
4 Cat’s Cradle: Jonah and the Whale
5 God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater: The Saga of Vonnegut’s Sanest Lunatic
6 Slaughterhouse-Five: Pilgrim’s Progress
7 Breakfast of Champions: Spiritual Crossroads

Part II: Resolution: The Second Fifty Years
8 Slapstick: The Meaning of the Dizygotic Twins
9 Jailbird: The Madness of RAMJAC
10 Deadeye Dick: The Resolution of Vonnegut’s Creative Schizophrenia
11 Galápagos: Oedipus at Galápagos
12 Bluebeard: Redemption and the Unwavering Light
13 Hartke’s Hearing: Vonnegut’s Heroes on Trial
(via BiblioVault - Blue Studios: Poetry and Its Cultural Work)
OK, I need this one badly.
Feminist issues in avant garde poetry.In her now-classic The Pink Guitar, Rachel Blau DuPlessis examined a number of modern and contemporary poets and artists to explore the possibility of finding a language that would question deeply held assumptions about gender. In the 12 essays and introduction that constitute Blue Studios, DuPlessis continues that task, examining the work of experimental poets and the innovative forms they have fashioned to challenge commonplace assumptions about gender and cultural authority.The essays in “Attitudes and Practices” deal with two questions: what a feminist reading of cultural texts involves, and the nature of the essay itself as a mode of knowing: how poetry can be discursive and how the essay can be poetic. The goal of “Marble Paper,” with its studies of William Wordsworth, Ezra Pound, and Charles Olson is to suggest terms for a “feminist history of poetry.”

(via BiblioVault - Blue Studios: Poetry and Its Cultural Work)

OK, I need this one badly.

Feminist issues in avant garde poetry.

In her now-classic The Pink Guitar, Rachel Blau DuPlessis examined a number of modern and contemporary poets and artists to explore the possibility of finding a language that would question deeply held assumptions about gender. In the 12 essays and introduction that constitute Blue Studios, DuPlessis continues that task, examining the work of experimental poets and the innovative forms they have fashioned to challenge commonplace assumptions about gender and cultural authority.

The essays in “Attitudes and Practices” deal with two questions: what a feminist reading of cultural texts involves, and the nature of the essay itself as a mode of knowing: how poetry can be discursive and how the essay can be poetic. The goal of “Marble Paper,” with its studies of William Wordsworth, Ezra Pound, and Charles Olson is to suggest terms for a “feminist history of poetry.”