Words will be recited, food will be served.
English majors and Faculty are welcome
The 20/21st Century Colloquium is pleased to present Oren Izenberg who is assistant professor of English at the University of California, Irvine. His first book, Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life, was published in 2011 by Princeton University Press. He is at work on a second book, called Lyric Poetry and the Philosophy of Mind. He is a founding editor of nonsite.org, an interdisciplinary journal of humanities scholarship, poetry, and art.
The Early Modern Colloquium presents Paula Blank, Professor of English at the College of William and Mary.
Sponsored by the Yale University Department of English, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Seminar in the History of the Book at the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard
10:15 am – Welcome, Coffee & Snacks
10:30 – 11:50 am – Claiming “Popular” Literature (Chair: Andrew Brown, Yale)
Rebecca Rush (Yale), “Authority and Attribution in the Sternhold and Hopkins Psalter”
Marton Barsony (Eötvös Loránd University/Yale), “‘Anonim’ Letters of a Fool: On the Fake Pamphlets of Nicolas Joubert d’Angoulevent”
Meredith Quinn (Harvard), “Cheap Reads in Early Modern Istanbul”
11:50am – 12:00pm – Break
12:00pm – 1:00 pm – Editing the Past (Chair: Monika Barget, Harvard)
David de Boer (University of Konstanz/Harvard), “From Chronicle to History: Authorship, Objectivity, and Censorship in Revolt Literature in the Dutch Republic”
Devin Fitzgerald (Harvard), “The Heroes are all Gone: How Zhang Mingzhen Read Ming History”
1:00 – 2:10 pm – Lunch Break
2:10 – 3:10 pm – Pointing to Print (Chair: Emily Ulrich, Yale)
Xin Wen (Harvard), “Invisible Prints in a Library of Manuscripts: Early Chinese Printing in Dunhuang Revisited”
Myrna Perez Sheldon (Harvard), “Editing science: the space between the technical and the popular”
3:10 – 3:30 pm – Break
3:30 – 4:50 pm – The Press and the Archive Today (Chair: Elyse Graham, Yale)
James McSpadden (Harvard), “Books as War Booty? Harvard’s 58,000 Confiscated Nazi Books”
Katherine Ruffin (Simmons College), “Carl Purington Rollins and the Origins of Bibliographic Presses in America”
Gerardo Con Diaz (Yale), “The Piracy Machines: Photocopying, Copyright Law, and American Libraries in the 1970s”