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VOL. I. No. 9. UN]
The Work of Professors Scott and
As many of our readers already
know, Profs. Gayley and Scott
spent the last vacation in literary
work. The earliest fruit of their
labors is the '' Guide to the Liter-
ature of iEsthet"cs,' which has
already been spoken of in these
columns. They have also in pro-
fess of completion4 "A Handbook
of Literary Criticism." This
book will soon be placed in the
bands of the publishers and will
probably be ready for the use of
the students in Prof. Scott's pop-
ular course in Literary Criticism.
Besides an index to all the lit-
erature on the subject there
is a large amount of material
which will be of great value to
the student. This will comprise
outlines of study for graduate
students, outlines for essays with
references and comments, and
topics for study. The index in-
cludes not only all the literature
on the subject to be found in our
library, but also very much which
Prof. Scott hopes to be able to
secure for the library in the near
future. The book will be used at
California and Columbia Univer-
sities during the present year.
The same gentlemen have also
b gther book in view, part of it
being indeed already written. The
-AEsthetics of Literature is to be a
manual of some three hundred
pages, and will take up the sub-
ject from the theoretical and the
comparative sides, and will dis-
cuss all the fundamental problems
of classification of literature, of
the science of style, the differen-
tiation of literary types, and the
law of the evolution of literature.
The book will embody much of
the original research of both the
authors, and many of the advanced
ideas of both will be found in its
pages. While both work together
in the preparation of the book,
the more cesthetic portions of the
book will be written by Prof.
Scott, while Prof. Gayley will
take up more definitely the discus-
sion of literary types. It is not
expected that the work will be
issued as a text book, but if there
seems to be a demand for such a
work in that form it may be so
issued. They will probably de-
vote another year to the work,
which will probably not appear
until some time late in '91.
The annual trip of the Yale
University Glee and Banjo Clubs
during the next Christmas vaca-
tion will include the following
cities: Buffalo,Dec. 22, Cleveland,
Dec. 23, Detroit, Dec. 24, Chica-
go, Dec. 25, St. Paul, Dec. 26,
Minneapolis, Dec. 27, Kansas
City, Dec. 29, St. Louis, Dec-31,
and Cincinnati, Jan. 2. The club
will travel throughout the trip in
two private cars, "Chicago" and
''Riva" as they did last year.
The annual championship meet-
ing of the Amateur Athletic Un-
ion will be held at Washington
next Saturday. Athletes will be
present from all parts of the Uni-
ted States and Canada to enter
the games. A hot contest for su-
premacy is expected between the
two New York clubs, the Manhat-
tan and New York Athletic.
Who They Are and Where They
Come From.
Mr. C. C. Marden, one of the
instructors in French, is a native
of Baltimore. He graduated a
year ago last June from Johns
Hopkins University with the de-
gree of A. B. During the year
'89-'9, lie had charge of the
modern language department in
Norfork Academy, Virginia. He
spent the past vacation in Europe,
where lie devoted his time, as lie
had done to a considerable extent
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study of the Romance Laiguages. Uiversity is greatly indebted to
He is a modest, unassuming gesi- the Choral Union, not only for
tleiranamid will no doubt be a the elegant musical treats that it
very popular iistructor. gave us last year, but also for the
Frederick C. Newcombe, the reputation as a musical center that
instructor in Botany, is a U. of the U. of M. receives all over the
M. man, class of '90. Although country. The Choral Union in-
lie graduated so recently he has a tends to give another series of
record which many older men concerts thissyear, and expects the
might well envy. le taught in hearty support of every student
the Flint Institute for the Deaf, in the University. The manage-
some six or seven years before ment of the Choral Union have
already engaged Miss Aus der
entering college. He has taken Olie and the New York Philhar-
all the work offered in the Uni- mmonic Club for concerts before
versity in Biology, besides spend- the holidays. The Club has the
ing considerabe time at the Sea- refusal of two concerts by the
side Laboratory at Anisquam, Boston Symphony Orchestra.
This announcement will be re-
Mass. He has doiie a good deal ceived with delight by every stu-
of work for the United States dent in the University. Of all
Department of Agriculture, and the concerts, lectures, and enter-
has carried on original investiga- tainments given in Ann Arbor
tions in Cryptogamic Botany and last year, cmone afforded us so
Fungi. Mr. Newcombe has es- much pleasure or left such a last-
ing impression upon our minds as
pecial charge of the Biological the concert by the Boston Sym-
work in the Chemical Laboratory. phony Orchestra. It depends
upon the students of the Univer-
THE CHORAL UNION. sity whether we will be able to
procure these two concerts. The
The first regular meeting of the Boston Symphony Orchestra can
Csoral Union was held last even- only be procured at an immense
expense. Two thousand tickets
ing in room 24 with an attendance must be sold. Therefore it be-
of 160 members. Practice was hooves every student in the Uni-
immediately commenced on Rhein-versity to do all he can.

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