Formerly "History of the Book"
The Workshop in the History of Material Texts will celebrate its 26th year in 2018-19. 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 2018-19 Brizdle-Schoenberg Fellow in the History of Material Texts, at ponsen at sas dot upenn dot edu.
Matthew Brown (Iowa), “A Poetics of Colportage: Pamphlets and Chapbooks in Revolutionary-Era British America”March 25, 2019 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm
April 1, 2019 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm
Sarah Horowitz (Haverford), “Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, and the Illustrators of the Wig and Powder School: British Gift Books of the 1890s”April 8, 2019 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm
Roger Chartier (Penn), “The Book as Body, the Life as Editions: From Quevedo to Machado (de Asssis)”April 15, 2019 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm
Michael Suarez (Virginia), “Annotation, Editing, and the Material Text: The Case of Alexander Pope and His Contemporaries”April 22, 2019 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm