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Scope for Imagination: Curating the Digital Museums Canada Exhibit of the Anne of Green Gables Manuscript
The English Department & the Library welcome CSS alum Dr. Emily Woster for a celebration of Anne of Green Gables.
L.M. Montgomery's novel, Anne of Green Gables (1908), is beloved the world over. It has been translated into dozens of languages and adapted, and readapted, for page, stage, and screen. But until now, only lucky few have seen the original manuscript that started it all. Over the past two year, Dr. Emily Woster has been at work curating a new online exhibit that will share, for the first time, the fully digitized and annotated manuscript of Montgomery's classic novel.
Friday, January 27th
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Library North Reading Room
The September weather brought us our 130th entry for A Catalog of Birds. Those of you living in the modern world know it as the American Kestrel, but for those of us not of the modern world, it is the Sparrow Hawk ... “The little Sparrow Hawk is arrayed in a varicolored dress of strikingly contrasted pattern, which makes it one of the handsomest of its tribe in Minnesota. 'The prettiest and jauntiest of our Hawks, and yet no prig; a true falcon, if a little one, with as noble mien and as much pluck as the best among his larger brethren, we can but admire him” (Coues, Birds of the Northeast, 1874). In only one other of our Hawks, the Marsh Hawk, is the plumage of the male and female clearly distinctive. At close range the sexes in this species are easily distinguished by the markings indicated above and shown in Mr. Brooke’s painting … the most frequent call-note may be represented by the syllables killy, killy, killy, killy, high-pitched and uttered rapidly. Mr. Kendell refers to their occasionally soaring at no great height. The writer has seen the male leave the nesting-site and ascend in wide circles and long, straight climbs, until lost to the naked eye.” - Roberts, Thomas. The Birds of Minnesota. 1936. pp. 363-365.