Beinecke Lectures in the History of the Book—Spring 2010

Beinecke Lectures in the History of the Book
Spring 2010

Please join us at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library for the Spring 2010 series of the Beinecke Lectures in the History of the Book. This series explores our historical understanding of the book as a cultural object, a discussion made all the more relevant as text becomes an increasingly electronic medium.

All are welcome; lectures are free and open to the public. Lectures are held at 4:00 pm at the Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06510. For more information on the Beinecke Lectures in the History of the Book, please visit our web-site.

Tuesday, March 23, 4:oo pm
Medieval Manuscripts and Literary Forms

Jessica Brantley is Associate Professor in the Yale University Department of English and the author of Reading in the Wilderness: Private Devotion and Public Performance in Late Medieval England (2007). She received a National Humanities Center fellowship in 2009 for her current project, Medieval Ways of Seeing: Image, Text, Artifact. Look here for more on Professor Brantley’s research.

Thursday, April 29, 4:00 pm
Bookishness & Digital Literature

Jessica Pressman, Assistant Professor in the Yale University Department of English, works on the intersections of literary culture and digital media. Her current book project, Digital Modernism: Making it New in New Media, charts a relationship between electronic literature and literary modernism. Look here for more on Professor Pressman’s research.

Questions? Contact Kathryn James, Assistant Curator for Early Modern, at: kathryn.james@yale.edu.

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