Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
Jonathan Swift in the 21st Century - 2018 Jay I. Kislak Symposium
Conference February 23-24, 2018

Jonathan Swift was a traveller, in his imagination as well as in life, regularly making his way, by ship and by foot, back and forth between Ireland and England during major periods of his life. Swift also travelled through genres and voices, among men and women, and between politics and religion. His works have travelled as well, through space and time, in numerous editions, along with translations, responses, adaptations, abridgements, continuations, and illustrated versions.

This conference seeks to reconsider Swift and his works through a contemporary lens, exploring how they have travelled across three centuries and around the world.

More information about the conference schedule, speakers, and registration will be available in the Fall of 2017.

Frontispiece portrait of Jonathan Swift, from the Works of Jonathan Swift, Dublin, George Faulkner, 1735. Teerink Collection, Kislak Center;
This conference is co-sponsored by the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts and the Department of English, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia