The Offbeat: Volume 1is the inaugural title of The Offbeat literary collection series: a series devoted to publishing a divers selection of voices and to promoting contact and discussion among writers. The Offbeat is run entirely by Michigan State University students, with the goal of providing an alternative literary outlet for Michigan writers. The Offbeat: Volume 1features a selection of original fiction and poetry from a variety of authors, as well as commentary on Meg McClure, an emerging Michigan writer, written by Kathryn Tucker, and and Frank O'Hara, by Timothy Carmody.
The Japanese war pricked one of the biggest bubbles in history, and left Russia in a profoundly humiliating situation. Her navy was practically destroyed, her armies soundly beaten, her offensive power temporarily reduced to zero, her treasury exhausted, her pride laid in the dust.
Looking eastward, we find these rallies of the people, the time-honored stalking-grounds of tale-writers and students of character generally, swell into more imposing proportions. The sea dwindles and the land broadens. Transportation and travel become difficult and hazardous.
This book provides scholars, both national and international, with a basis for advanced research in children’s literature in collections. Examining books for children published across five centuries, gathered from the collections in Dublin, this unique volume advances causes in collecting, librarianship, education, and children’s literature studies more generally. It facilitates processes of discovery and recovery that present various pathways for researchers with diverse interests in children’s books to engage with collections. From book histories, through bookselling, information on collectors, and histories of education to close text analyses, it is evident that there are various approaches to researching collections. In this volume, three dominant approaches emerge: history and canonicity, author and text, ideals and institutions. Through its focus on varied materials, from fiction to textbooks, this volume illuminates how cities can articulate a vision of children's literature through particular collections and institutional practices.
The Offbeat is an independent literary series devoted to publishing a diverse collection of voices, and to promoting contact and discussion among Michigan writers. The Offbeat is run entirely by Michigan State University undergraduates, and is centered in East Lansing. Student editors encourage contributions by all individuals with a Michigan connection, past and present, visitor and resident, urban and rural, student and non-student alike. The Offbeat' goal is to provide an alternative literary outlet for all Michigan writers. The Offbeat presents, encourages, and explores creative works in fiction, poetry, drama, essay, criticism, image, and that which defies categorization. Its purpose is to call attention to voices both emerging and established, including those that have been previously overlooked.