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In-Quarto:
A Symposium on Formats and Meanings
in Early Modern England and Spain
Friday, April 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lope de Vega, title page from El fenix de Espana Lope de Vega Carpio (Valencia, 1629). Spanish Culture Class Collection, Kislak Center.
Lope de Vega, title page from El fenix de Espana Lope de Vega Carpio(Valencia, 1629). Spanish Culture Class Collection, Kislak Center.
This day-long symposium will bring scholars of Spanish Golden Age and English Renaissance literature into dialogue through focused investigation of a dominant publication form that their dramatic literatures share: the quarto. The English play quarto and the Spanish pliego suelta are composed in quarto gatherings: printed sheets folded twice to make four leaves. The Spanish author Lope de Vega even used this format in the composition process of his dramatic manuscripts. What can we learn from a comparison of quarto publications, across languages or genres? Symposium participants will engage directly with books and manuscripts from the Kislak Center collections.

| Registration | Schedule TBA |
Room 626
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)