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Material Texts: Michael Witmore (Folger)
Departmental Lecture Series
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm

Kislak Center, 6th Floor of Van Pelt Library

"George Wither's Collection of Emblemes, Lotteries, and Eventual Reading"

Co-Sponsored with the Department of English


We are excited to welcome Dr. Michael Witmore to Penn on Monday, February 13th, at 5:15 PM, in the Kislak Center, 6th Floor of Van Pelt Library (note the change from our usual venue). 

Dr. Witmore, who is the Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, is a lively speaker and brilliant scholar at the forefront of early modern studies.  He is also the author of five books:  
Landscapes of the Passing Strange: Reflections from Shakespeare, with Rosamond Purcell (2010)

Shakespearean Metaphysics (2009)

Pretty Creatures: Children and Fiction in the English Renaissance (2007)

Childhood and Children’s Books in Early Modern Europe, 1550-1800 (2006)

Culture of Accidents: Unexpected Knowledge in Early Modern England (2001). 

http://www.folger.edu/staff/dr-michael-witmore

Dr. Witmore was already scheduled to speak to the History of Material Texts seminar, so we decided to combine the departmental lecture with the History of Material Texts event. He will be speaking on "George Wither's Collection of Emblemes, Lotteries, and Eventual Reading." Graduate students: Please join Michael Witmore for tea and conversation from 3:00-4:30 in Fisher-Bennett Hall, Faculty Lounge.