Formerly "History of the Book"
The Workshop in the History of Material Texts will celebrate its 25th year in 2017-18. Participants (including faculty, librarians, graduate students, booksellers and anyone else interested) come from a wide range of disciplines; all are welcome to attend. The usual format of the workshop is a presentation of approximately thirty minutes, followed by discussion, based if possible on handouts or other visual materials. Unless noted otherwise, meetings will be held on Mondays at 5:15 in the Class of 1978 Pavilion, in the Kislak Center for Special Collections on the 6th floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.
If you would like to receive announcements about upcoming meetings, please sign up for our listserv using this link. For more information, please contact Alex Ponsen, the 2017-18 Brizdle-Schoenberg Fellow in the History of Material Texts, at ponsen at sas dot upenn dot edu.
David Loewenstein (English, Penn State): “The New Oxford Edition of Paradise Lost and Early Publishing History”November 27, 2017 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm
Jessica Linker (LITS, Bryn Mawr): “Franklin & Hall's Printing Blocks: Anti-Counterfeiting Techniques on Mid-Atlantic Colonial Paper Currency”December 4, 2017 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm
Rachel Sagner Buurma (English, Swarthmore) and Laura Heffernan (English, University of North Florida): “The Materiality of Syllabi and the History of Literary Study”December 11, 2017 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm