What is a Book? A symposium on bibliographic research

After a lot of thought, planning, teaching, and generous help from staff and colleagues, my symposium is coming together. (I’ve added a preliminary schedule below, the final schedule including titles will be up soon.)

If you’re local to southern California, save the date: April 17, 2015 1pm-5:30pm Holbein Room, Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College, Claremont, CA (http://www.scrippscollege.edu/map/)

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What is a Book? A symposium on bibliographic research

This afternoon symposium will bring together area scholars, librarians, and students enrolled in the Scripps College course “ENGL 197: What is a Book?” Invited speakers and students alike will present original archival research.

Preliminary Schedule:

1-2 Text & Paratext

Jessica Rosenberg (USC/University of Miami, English)
Alvaro Molina (Scripps, Hispanic Studies)
Francesca Gacho (Claremont Graduate University)

2:15-3:15 Print & Manuscript

Philip S. Palmer (UCLA’s Clark Library)
Rachael Scarborough King (UC-Santa Barbara, English)
Glenda Goodman (USC, History)

3:30-4:30 Beyond the Book

Warren Liu (Scripps, English)
Laurel Schy (Scripps)
Decca Dennett (Scripps)
Kitty Maryatt (Scripps College Press)

4:30-5:30 Exhibition in the Denison Rare Book Room

This event is sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School with additional support from the Denison Library, and the English Department.