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SRJC English Department's

Fall 2005 Work of Literary Merit (WOLM)

The Lathe of Heaven
by Ursula Le Guin

To find information about Ursula Le Guin and her work, try some of the following sources:

Literature Resource Center & Other Databases
Books, Articles and Films on Library Reserve
Selected Websites on Ursula Le Guin and Related Topics
English Dept. WOLM Lectures

What is the Work of Literary Merit (WOLM)?
Previous Semesters' WOLM pages

Articles in the Library's Online Databases

Literature Resource Center
This online database includes biographical information about Ursula LeGuin as well as literary criticism of her writing and some discussion of The Lathe of Heaven. The information is drawn from standard reference books such as Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Literary Criticism .

(Are you o ff campus? -- Use the "Off campus" link for Literature Resource Center on the Library's Articles & Databases page. SRJC User Name and PIN required for off-campus access.)

Expanded Academic ASAP (InfoTrac)
The Expanded Academic ASAP (formerly called "InfoTrac") database contains magazine and journal articles on many topics. A search for "le guin ursula " (not "ursula le guin") will locate numerous articles in online magazines as well as in print copies of magazines held in the SRJC libraries. You can also search Expanded Academic ASAP for related topics such as dreams.

(Are you off campus? -- Use the "Off campus" link for InfoTrac Expanded Academic ASAP on the Library's Articles & Databases page. SRJC User Name and PIN are required for off-campus access.)

ProQuest Databases
ProQuest offers articles from magazines, scholarly journals and newspapers on the works of author Ursula Le Guin, including her novel Lathe of Heaven,

(Are you off campus? -- Use the "Off campus" link for All ProQuest Databases on the Library's Articles & Databases page. SRJC User Name and PIN are required for off-campus access.)

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Books, Articles and Films on Library Reserve for the WOLM

A collection of books and journal articles about Ursula Le Guin and The Lathe of Heaven have been placed on reserve in the SRJC libraries for the WOLM project. In addition, several films may be be viewed inside the SRJC libraries. In the Plover Library, ask for books and articles at the Reserve Books window; ask for films at the Media Services window. In the Mahoney Library, ask for books, articles or films at the Circulation Desk.

Selected Web Sites for the WOLM Project

On Ursula Le Guin and Her Work
On Topics Related to The Lathe of Heaven

Websites on Ursula Le Guin and Her Work

Ursula K. Le Guin's Official Website
Here the author offers information about her life and her work, a Frequently Asked Questions section in which she responds to readers' questions about her writing and other topics, bibliographies of her own works as well as lists of some secondary sources, reviews and articles about her and her work, with links to some of the articles.
The Lathe of Heaven, Ursula K. Le Guin - Harper Academic .
This note to teachers, from the Harper Academic publishing company, includes a very brief plot summary and a discussion of the book, an excerpt from chapter one, a brief reader's guide, a short interview with the author about the book and some questions for discussion.
Synopsis of Lathe of Heaven
Synopsis and commentary by Anderson Smith on the Science Fiction Museum website.
Class Lecture Notes on The Lathe of Heaven
Notes for the class "Science Fiction: Literature and Film," prepared by the Drexel University Libraries.
Chronicles of Earthsea (Interview with Ursula Le Guin, The Guardian, Feb. 9, 2004)
"Ursula Le Guin's books include A Wizard of Earthsea, The Dispossessed, The Left Hand of Darkness and many others. This is an edited transcript of her online Q&A, in which she answered readers' questions about anarchism, utopias, Harry Potter, her favourite planets and the best Dr Who."
Ursula K. Le Guin Straddles Genres and Masters Them All
Mark B. Wilson interviews Ursula Le Guin for
Ursula K. Le Guin
A January 2001 article on Le Guin written by Faith L. Justice on

more coming soon...

Websites On Topics Related to The Lathe of Heaven

more coming soon...

SRJC English Department WOLM Lectures
Monday, October 3, 12:00 noon, Emeritus Hall-- Newman Auditorium (Santa Rosa campus)

"Sleep and Dreams "

photo of Judith Thorn Dr. Willam C. Dement, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Stanford University, founder, Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic

(See Dr. Dement's article "What all undergraduates should know about how their sleeping lives affect their waking lives.")
Wednesday, October 5, 12:00 Noon, Emeritus Hall--Newman Auditorium (Santa Rosa campus) Winnie the Pooh and George Orr, Too: Taoism in The Lathe of Heaven
  Nan Van Gelder Instructor, SRJC English Department
Thursday, October 6, 6:00 P.M., Emeritus Hall--Newman Auditorium (Santa Rosa campus) Panel Discussion on science fiction, hypnosis and lucid dreaming in and out of The Lathe of Heaven
Carol Ciavonne, Abby Bogomolny, Instructors, SRJC English Department and Terry Ehret, Instructor, SRJC English Department and Sonoma County Poet Laureate
Thursday, October 6, 7:00 P.M., Mahoney Library (Petaluma campus) "The Foreshadowing Quality of Dreams" Sally Nelson, writer
Friday, October 7, 10:00 A.M., Emeritus Hall (first floor), Room 1588 "Writing Dream Into Story: A Creative Writing Workshop" Sally Nelson, writer
Her book Nightwings: A Soulful Dreaming and Writing Practice offers techniques for courting, remembering, and manifesting dreams.

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