The Landmarks in Book History Seminars are organised by The Open University’s Book History Research Group, and the Institute of English Studies, University of London.
Venue: Senate House, Malet St, London, WC1E 7HU. Tel: 0207 8628675
All are welcome to attend and the events are free.
Wednesday 22 February 2012, Senate House Room 103, 17.30-19.00
Dr Stephen Colclough (Bangor) will be talking about Robert Darnton’s ‘First Steps Towards a History of Reading’.
Stephen Colclough is a lecturer in nineteenth-century literature and the history of the book in the School of English at Bangor University, Wales. His publications include Consuming Texts: Readers and Reading Communities, 1695-1870 (Palgrave, 2007) and (co-edited with Alexis Weedon) The History of the Book in the West: 1800-1914 (Ashgate, 2010). He is a contributor to The History of Reading, Vol.3: Methods, Strategies, Tactics (Palgrave, 2011), The Brontës in Context (CUP, 2012), and OUP’s forthcoming History of Oxford University Press edited by Simon Eliot. He is currently working on a monograph on the representation of reading spaces in the early nineteenth century.
Wednesday 29 February 2012 Senate House Room 265, 17.30-19.00
Bob Owens (The Open University): ‘Jerome McGann’s ‘Social Textual Criticism’ and the Editing of Literary Texts’Bob Owens is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at The Open University. Among his publications are scholarly editions of works by John Bunyan and Daniel Defoe, and, most recently, of The Gospels: Authorized King James Version (Oxford World’s Classics, 2010).
If you’re not able to attend, you are welcome to follow a Blog discussion about the seminar series here:
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