German/Slavic

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Librarian

Title

Chief Bibliographer, Humanities

Librarian Phone

(504) 247-1825

Program Description

The Slavic component of the Department of German and Slavic Languages offers a B.A. degree in both Russian language and literature and Russian Studies, and the faculty consists of three professors and two adjunct instructors. Undergraduate courses are offered in Russian language and literature, Russian art and architecture, and Jewish culture. Courses are also offered in Slavic linguistics and Czech language and culture at the undergraduate level. Areas of faculty research generally fall within the subject areas of the courses. (Note: The History Department offers courses in Russian history to the graduate level including a Ph.D. in Russian history, and the Political Science Department offers several undergraduate courses focusing on Russian politics. Materials on Russian history and politics are also selected by the History and Political Science bibliographer). The German component of the department offers a B.A. degree in both German language and literature and German studies, and the faculty consists of two professors, two visiting professors, and three adjunct instructors. Undergraduate courses are offered in German language and literature, including courses focusing on German culture and civilization. Areas of faculty research include: baroque bibliography and literature; folklore; modern literature, etc.

Subject Resource Guide

German Resource Guide

Scope

Slavic: Materials on Russian language and literature, Russian architecture, which support undergraduate teaching and the research needs of the faculty are sought. Materials on other Slavic languages and cultures are sought selectively and at the request of the faculty. Materials which support undergraduate and graduate teaching and research to the Ph. D level and research in Russian history, politics and other social sciences that focus on Russian and the Soviet Union are also sought. Germanic: Materials which support undergraduate teaching of German language and literature, related German studies, and the research needs of the teaching faculty of the Department are sought.

Type

Scholarly monographs, monographic series, and serials are sought. Scholarly and exhaustive reference works are also sought.

Format

Published, printed titles as well as available remote access Web resources are sought. Other formats are sought at the request of the faculty.

Language

Slavic: Russian and English language materials are collected. Materials in other languages are collected selectively at the request of the faculty. For Russian history and politics, primarily Russian language materials are collected. Germanic: German and English language materials are collected. Materials in other languages are collected selectively at the request of the faculty.

Chronological Period

Slavic: Materials on Russian literature of the 19th and 20th century are collected; other periods are collected selectively. Materials on modern Russian language are collected. Russian architectural materials focusing on medieval times up to the early 20th century are sought. Materials focusing on Russian history, politics, and other social sciences of the 18th-20th centuries are sought; items focusing on the history of medieval Russia are sought selectively. Items on older forms of Russian and Slavic languages are collected selectively and usually at the request of the faculty. Germanic: Materials on German language and literature and related German studies from medieval times to the present are sought. Items on pre-Medieval German language and literature are collected selectively, normally at the request of the faculty.

Imprint Date

Generally, materials with a current imprint date are collected, including current reprint editions. Selectively, older materials and material reprinted on demand are collected, usually at the request of the faculty.

Geographical Considerations

Slavic: Materials focusing on Imperial Russia, the Soviet Union, and Russia. Materials on other Slavic languages and literatures of Eastern Europe and the non-Russian former nations of Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union are collected at the request of the faculty. Historical, political, and other social science, the Russian Federation are sought, and such material on other successor states of the Soviet Union are sought selectively. Historical materials focusing on medieval Russia (Muskovy, Novgorod) are sought selectively. Germanic: Items focusing on the literature and language of Germany are sought. German studies items focusing on Germany (for period 1945-1989 both East and West) are sought. Items focusing on the German literature and language of Austria, Switzerland and émigré communities world wide are sought selectively. Items on other Germanic languages of Northern Europe are excluded, unless specifically requested by the faculty. Place of Publication: Publications emanating primarily from the Russian Federation, Germany, Western Europe and North America are sought. Publications emanating from other regions can be selected at the request of faculty.

Cooperative Resources

The Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is one of 14 members of a cooperative consortium of southern research libraries called KUDZU, which includes a shared online catalog. Loan requests through this system receive priority processing and expedited two-day delivery. The library is also a member of the cooperative Center for Research Libraries (CRL) in Chicago, through which we may borrow a wide range of rare materials for our users. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty may borrow materials directly from the main library nearby at Loyola University of New Orleans through a reciprocal agreement called TU/LU. Graduate students and faculty may borrow materials at other New Orleans area academic libraries, and at other academic libraries throughout the state, through the LALINC consortium. For more information about cooperative borrowing privileges inquire at the library's Circulation Desk.

Supply Sources

Slavic: An approval plan with the book vendor, MIPP, is utilized and a some items are acquired from YBP Book Services. Publication notices are also received from Coutts and Harrasowitz. Firm orders acquire additional materials from MIPP, YBP, and various other suppliers in North America, Europe, and the Russian Federation, when requested items are in their stock. Germanic: An approval plan with Harrasowitz is utilized, which acquires German language materials on German language and literature, as well as materials on German history, philosophy, and culture. Materials on German language and literature are also acquired via Blackwell's approval plan. Publication notices are also received from Harrasowitz and Blackwell's for consideration. Various publishers such as De Gruyter, Peter Lang, C. Winter, Niemeyer, Hiersemann, C.H. Beck, Akademie Verlag, Duncker & Humblot, etc. are sources of individual item purchases. The Library also uses subscriptions for serial publications and standing orders for monographs issued via series.

Endowed Funds

There are presently no endowed funds for German and Slavic studies.

Selection Tools

Slavic: Reviews from Slavic and East European Journal, the Slavonic and East European Review, Russian Linguistics, Choice, Slavic Review, etc. Germanic: Reviews from Germanistik, German Quarterly, Zeitschrift fur Sprachwissenschaft, Beitrage zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur, Choice, etc. For both areas selection slips from book vendors, recommendations from faculty and other Tulane affiliates are considered.

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