LGBT+ writers are responsible for some of the most powerful, beautiful, captivating words ever committed to print. When we look through lists of the greatest literary works of all time we often see the usual suspects: Don Quixote, Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, et al. And these are of course masterful works that rightfully deserve recognition and their places in the literary pantheon. But we rarely see any prose titles written by queer authors and tackling queer subject matters. There is a treasure trove rich with novels, short stories, essays and more by and about LGBT+ people, some more famed than others, offering insight and emotional connection to those readers who wish to explore their pages.
Martin Luther King Jr Day is a holiday held on the third Monday of January in the USA. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr, the influential American civil rights leader. In this blog post, we will look at some of the resources that are available about Martin Luther King at Canterbury Christ Church University Library, in media, print and online.
The library’s American Studies subject guide is a good place to start as it provides general information about searching for books, journals and websites related to US society, culture and politics.
Skills For Study offers a range of modules to help develop all the skills you need to make your time at University a success. Modules include:
With so much archaeology going on around the university site at the moment, it’s a good time to find out more about some of the resources available to archaeologists in the CCCU Library, and who better to tell us than Dr Andy Seaman, Senior Lecturer in archaeology and Michelle Crowther, Learning and Research Librarian for Humanities.
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Using #YourDigitalLibrary to explore the history of UK suffrage in light of the forthcoming general election
However you feel, whether passionate or uninterested, staunchly aligned or ambivalent about party manifestos, there is a general election coming on Thursday 12th December. Voter registration closes at midnight on Tuesday 26th November (tomorrow) and if you want your voice to be heard but you’re not yet registered you need to meet this deadline. Huge numbers of the British population don’t exercise their right to vote each general election. Many very understandably feel disillusioned, disregarded, and confused by the deluge of (often contradictory) information we are bombarded with every day about this country’s present state and the trajectory it should take. You may feel that your vote doesn’t count, that in the grand scheme of things it won’t change an inevitable outcome. But our city, Canterbury, is a perfect example of just how vital every vote is, and CCCU library’s online resources give us an insight into how essential it is that we engage in an exercise that we may take for granted today but that was in fact fought for tooth and nail.