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The Workshop in the History of Material Texts

Virtual Material Texts: 8 presentations

Arrangement of various formats of text

Monday, April 27, 2020, 5:15pm, via Zoom

A series of brief presentations (around five minutes each) from our speakers, most on a single textual object, followed by group discussion.
For login information, please write to Philip Mogen
Speakers and topics:
Shira Brisman (UPenn): "Image / Vessel / Waste"
Roger Chartier (UPenn): "Genealogies of the Study of Material Texts: The French Trajectory"
Jessica Linker (Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine): "Science books circulating in the African American community in the early 19th century"
Christy Pottroff (Merrimack College): "Anne Bradstreet's door"
Peter Stallybrass (UPenn) and Simran Thadani (indep. scholar): "On Calligraphia"
Thomas Ward (US Naval Academy): "A blank bill of mortality at the Folger Library"
Courtney Wilder (Univ. of Michigan): "Printed textile designs in the 1840s"
Natale Vacalebre (UPenn): "Tasso's annotations in the Kislak Center collections"

All are welcome to attend (non-Penn visitors should bring photo ID to enter the library).

The Workshop in the History of Material Texts is supported by the School of Arts and Sciences through the Department of English and hosted by the Penn Libraries. The co-directors of the seminar are Professor Zachary Lesser (English), Jerry Singerman (Penn Press), and John Pollack (Kislak Center, Penn Libraries).

Associated with the workshop is the book series in Material Texts published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, which includes many monographs that have emerged from presentations given at the workshop over the years.

If you would like to receive announcements about upcoming meetings, please sign up for our listserv using this link or visit the Workshop website. For more information, please contact Philip Mogen.