Celebration of Scholarship: Department of English

Please join us for a reception to celebrate recent scholarship from the English Department. A selection of work is also on display in the first floor Café Area, from faculty such as Thomas Brennan, S.J., Ronald C. Wendling, Amy Lewis, and Joseph Feeney, S.J.

Location: CMC 2nd Floor, Francis A. Drexel Library

Time/Date: Thursday, October 21, 5:00p.m.

Refreshments will be served.

What if Jane Eyre fell in love with a rock star?

Thursday, October 21, 11:30am

Associate Professor of English April Lindner will read from her new novel, Jane, a contemporary retelling of the classic Jane Eyre.

View the book trailer: Jane, by April Lindner

Praise for Jane:

” I couldn’t put Jane down!  Whether you love literature, romance, thrillers, or anything in between, you’ll get swept up in Jane all the way to its scrumptious, satisfying end.”  – Sara Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars series

“There’s nothing plain about JaneApril Lindner executes the cool trick of being stubbornly loyal  to the well-loved original while creating something totally new and captivating”
– Ceciily van Ziegesar, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Gossip Girl Series

Copies of Jane will be available for purchase by cash or check.

Drexel Library open until 2am!

Thanks to the generosity of the University Student Senate, Drexel Library will once again be open until 2am beginning this Sunday, October 24. These hours are in place until December 12, at which point we will  begin our 24/7 hours for finals.    (Exception: Thanksgiving Week)

These extended hours are sponsored by the University Student Senate and Drexel Library.

Please Note: There will be no assistance from Library staff from midnight – 2am.

Valid SJU ID is required to enter the Library. Security escorts are available by calling x1111.

For more information about theses hours, please contact Anne Krakow, x1906.


The Imperfectionists – It’s What We’re Reading

October 2010

A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.

The Imperfectionists. A first novel by a very young London-born journalist, Tom Rachman, the Imperfectionists is, in a word, perfect.  Set in Rome, each chapter gets inside the head of a character associated with an international English language newspaper trying to stay afloat in the internet age.  We glimpse the personal lives of editor, publisher, grammarian and style cop, obit writer, an aging freelancer, puzzle editor and Cairo stringer. They are funny, gut-wrenching, and end with a bang. I can’t get this book out of my head.

This book is held in the Library’s Popular Fiction collection.