Archive | November, 2009

Beyond the Book: A Hidden Jewel from UPF’s Publishing Past

Manhattan’s East 7th Street at Avenue C has a new name: “O’Donnell Way.” This naming honors May O’Donnell (1906–2004), pioneer modern dancer, choreographer, and teacher. The honor was conferred by legislation signed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on June 14, 2007. A new signpost was installed in a ceremony in October 2008. O’Donnell lived on […]

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Celebrating the Legacy of Hilda Doolittle

American poet, novelist, and memoirist H.D. (Hilda Dolittle, 1886–1961) is a figure key to understanding the modernist aesthetic movement. Her writings incorporated the idioms and rhythm of common speech and subject matter characteristic of the avant-garde imagist mode into a more female-centric version of modernism. H.D.’s prose writing, like her poetry, alludes to the study […]

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