Copenhagen research resources

October 4, 2011

For the Posters and Presentations assignment and the Research Essay, you will need to conduct your own research using the library catalogue and library databases. Here are some recommended starting points. All books, unless otherwise noted, can be collected at the library circulation desk and are on 24-hour reserve. Some links (to databases and articles, for example) will only work if you are logged in to the university’s server (on campus or remotely).

Biographies

Bull, John. “Michael Frayn.” British and Irish Dramatists Since World War II, Third Series: 167-178 (e-book)

Cassidy, David. Beyond Uncertainty: Heisenberg, Quantum Physics, and the Bomb  (QC 16 .H35 C37 2009)

Cropper, W. Great Physicists (e-book)

Heisenberg, Elisabeth. Inner Exile: Recollections of a Life with Werner Heisenberg (QC 16 .H35 H4413 1984)

James. I. Remarkable Physicists (MRT first-floor reserve section QC 15 .J36 2004)

Krstovic, Jelena. “Michael Frayn.” Drama Criticism, vol. 27:  1-44 (e-book)

Moseley, Merritt. Understanding Michael Frayn (PR 6056 .R3 Z76 2006)

Pais, A. Niels Bohr’s Times: in Physics, Philosophy, and Polity (QC 773 .P35 1991)

Plotnisky, A. Reading Bohr (e-book)

Witalec, Janet (ed). “Michael Frayn.” Contemporary Literary Criticism 176: 213-303 (e-book)

Performance history

International Index to the Performing Arts (library database: includes reviews)

National Theatre’s production of Copenhagen and an interview with Frayn

BBC made-for-television movie

Theatrical genres

Useful sources for this assignment are housed in the REFERENCE section on the first floor of the Morisset library:

Cambridge Guide to Theatre  (PN 2035 .C27 1995)

Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre (PN 2035 .C65 2002)

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre  (PN 1861 .W67 1994)

See also:

Barnett, David, “Reading and Performing Uncertainty: Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen and the Postdramatic Theatre.” Theatre Research International 30 (July 2005): 139-49.

Scientific context

Note: Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen in Debate is still on order; if it arrives in time to be useful for the research essays I will put it on reserve and let you know that it’s in.

Baggott, J. The First War of Physics (QC 773 .B24 2010)

Bergström, L et al, “The physics of Copenhagen for students and the general public.”  Physics Education 36 (September 2001): 388-93.

Cassidy, David. Beyond Uncertainty: Heisenberg, Quantum Physics, and the Bomb  (QC 16 .H35 C37 2009)

Cropper, W. Great Physicists (e-book)

Newton, Roger. How Physics Confronts Reality (QC 173.98 .N49 2009)

Pais, A. Niels Bohr’s Times: in Physics, Philosophy, and Polity (QC 773 .P35 1991)

Plotnisky, A. Reading Bohr (e-book)

 

General Research Resources

Reserve

The library catalogue will allow you to search for books on reserve for this course (THE1300). The easiest way is to click on the “switch to old catalogue” button (underneath the search window), where the search for reserve materials seems to work better.

Databases

In addition to Scholar’s Portal, which is the library’s default database, you will find different and sometimes more appropriate citations in these two recommended databases:

International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance (provides the full text of articles)

International Index to the Performing Arts (offers both scholarly and non-scholarly hits including production reviews and the full text of some articles)

Online sources

I have no objection to the use of the following online sources:

YouTube for video clips, provided that these are cited appropriately

Theatre company official websites for production information

Electronic books and articles accessed through library databases

Other online sources (e.g. accessed through a Google or Wikipedia) are not acceptable for this assignment or the research essay, except with my explicit permission.

MLA format

The Purdue Online Writing Lab has a complete guide to MLA format, which is what I will be expecting to see used for your poster and research paper. You may choose to purchase the MLA Handbook or the English department’s writing guide (which you may have acquired for ENG 1100), but since the OWL provides up-to-date details on all kinds of MLA citation questions and it is free it is the source I recommend.

 

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