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English Language Institute: Welcome
A guide for English Language Institute library services.
Welcome to the University of Florida's English Language Institute guide! This is the place to find information on what our libraries have in support of the English Language Institute. If you are looking for books to help with reading the English language, the Education Library contains a Children's Books collection consisting of both children's and young adult literature with more than 12,000 books available for check out. This is a research collection supporting undergraduate and graduate studies, so you will find some books that have been challenged or banned by schools. The Children's Books Collection can be found on the South side of the Education Library's 2nd floor in Norman Hall.
Featuring the work of more than fifty poets writing across the last eight decades, Only the Road / Solo el Camino is the most complete bilingual anthology of Cuban poetry available to an English readership. It is distinguished by its stylistic breadth and the diversity of its contributors, who come from throughout Cuba and its diaspora and include luminaries, lesser-known voices, and several Afro-Cuban and LGBTQ poets.
Marcelo Morales's The World as Presence/El mundo como ser showcases, for the first time in English, a challenging, bold, and vivid new voice in Cuban literature. Along with references to the activist group "The White Ladies," the 1976 bombing of Cuban Airlines Flight 455, and the military aid that Cubans provided to Angola during its fight for independence. The World as Presence/El mundo como ser is both the debut of this work in any language and the first English translation of a complete Morales collection.
Swiss architects and researchers Géraldine Borio and Caroline Wüthrich have been living and working in Hong Kong since 2010, when they established their architectural firm, Parallel Lab, there. Since then, they've been fascinated by the micro-level of urban life in Hong Kong, and it's led to a major project: the pair investigated the ways the city's residents use the narrow lanes that run behind and between the city's high-rises, semi-public spaces that offer venues for business, social interaction, and a wide range of informal encounters. Hong Kong in Between presents the results of this exploration through a mix of black-and-white drawings, diagrams, plans, photographs, and texts that reveal the active, ever-changing life of these forgotten, in-between spaces.