Kislak Center on the 6th Floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Please join us Monday, February 27th, for this semester’s next meeting of the Workshop in the History of Material Texts<https://www.english.upenn.edu/graduate/working-groups/materialtexts>. We will convene at our usual time and place: 5:15pm in the Class of 1978 Pavilion in the Kislak Center on the 6th Floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.
We will be welcoming Georgianna Ziegler (Folger) for a talk entitled: "Greatness in Small Things: the Miniature Books of Esther Inglis."
After establishing who Inglis was, the talk looks at six topics through which we can engage with her works, but which I hope also will open out into wider areas of discussion and research. These are: artist portraits; miniature books; handmade objects; print into manuscript; writing and stitching; and circles of gift exchange. The last section will look briefly at the "new" and hitherto unknown Inglis manuscript recently acquired by the Folger Library.
Georgianna Ziegler is Associate Librarian and Head of Reference Emerita at the Folger Shakespeare Library, where she worked for 24 years, engaging with scholars on their research projects, curating exhibitions, and leading classes and tours. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania in Renaissance and Medieval studies, and after teaching at Davidson and Wofford Colleges, she returned to Penn as the Curator of the Horace Howard Furness Library, before heading off to the Folger. She has published on Esther Inglis, Elizabeth I, Elizabeth of Bohemia, and on Shakespeare's heroines in the 19th century. A current project at the planning stage is to edit all of the dedications in the manuscript volumes by Inglis.