Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
2018-2019 Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies,
Center for Italian Studies, & Penn Italian Studies Fellow’s Lecture in Italian Manuscript Studies
Writing and Reading Rubrics

in the Renaissance Decameron
Rhiannon Daniels, Senior Lecturer in Italian History
University of Bristol
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 5:00 pm
Rubrics, or headings, are a key component of the textual organization of Boccaccio’s Decameron, as well as a fundamental part of the material history of manuscript culture. Occupying a space which includes both the authorial text and its editorial construction, rubrics allow us to consider the ways in which page design reflects modes of premodern authorship and reading practices. This paper will bring together narratological analysis and material culture approaches to consider the way in which rubrics have played a vital role in shaping interpretation of the Decameron.

Registration is appreciated
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)