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March 2021

James Joyce’s Dublin: The City Made and Unmade

Thursday, March 11 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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S.J. Stubbs Lecture in English Literature Colm Tóibín - Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities, Columbia University Joyce's 'Ulysses', although set in Dublin, was written in three other cities, Trieste, Zurich and Paris. In each of these cities, Joyce imagined his own city. During the composition of the book, the very center of the city where it was set was destroyed in the 1916 Rebellion, just as the First World War radically changed the Europe in which…

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Herbals “Grete” and Small: Commodifying Botany in Early Modern England

Thursday, March 11 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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New date: Thursday, March 11, 4:30 PM CST https://www.hrc.utexas.edu/online-programs/ FREE ONLINE PROGRAM Over the course of the sixteenth century, herbals grew from compact, unadorned volumes to giant, lavishly illustrated ones, and their contents shifted from reprints of anonymous medieval works to commissioned authorial tomes. To explain the broader context in which English botanical science developed, Assistant Professor of English at The Ohio State University Sarah Neville will reveal the sophisticated and nuanced calculus performed by members of the London book trade…

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Dr Hannah Field, ‘Indestructible, Destructible, and Destroyed: Nineteenth-Century Novelty Picture Books and the Embodied Child Reader’

Wednesday, March 31 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online event

Dr Hannah Field, 'Indestructible, Destructible, and Destroyed: Nineteenth-Century Novelty Picture Books and the Embodied Child Reader' Location: Zoom Wednesday 31 March 2021 (17:00-19:00 UK TIME) Dr Hannah Field will present research on the material traces left by child readers in nineteenth-century picture books, asking how literary scholars should read archival evidence of ripping, tearing, and other destructive and transformative behaviours. This event is hosted by the Centre for Literary Editing and the Materiality of the Text. It will be of…

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April 2021

We Are Tiger Dragon People: Colette Fu

Thursday, April 8 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Online event

Friends of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library: The 12th annual Johanna and Leon Katz Memorial Lecture. Colette Fu will speak on "We Are Tiger Dragon People: The Magical Pop-Up Books of Paper Engineer and Artist Colette Fu" Thursday 08 April 2021, 6:00 pm This video lecture will be delivered online via Zoom. Philadelphia based pop-up book artist and photographer Colette Fu will introduce her ongoing series of photo-based pop-up books about the ethnic minority groups of China. A self-taught…

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Written, Painted, and Inscribed by Hand

Friday, April 9
Online event

Written, Painted, and Inscribed by Hand: Past, Present and Future of Manuscript Studies in Toronto Jackman Humanities Institute Colloquium April 9th, 2021 Online event Schedule and registration link: https://humanities.utoronto.ca/events/written-painted-and-inscribed-hand-past-present-and-future-manuscript-studies-toronto For the past three years, the Jackman Humanities Institute Working Group "Bridging Disciplines in Manuscript Studies" has convened as a place for students and faculty throughout the University of Toronto to share expertise, resources, and pedagogies that centre on the manuscript. In order to celebrate the culmination of this cross-disciplinary effort,…

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May 2021

Materiality and Book History (in the age of Zoom)

Monday, May 3 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Online event

Date: Monday, May 3, 2021, 9:30am to 4:30pm Location: Zoom Meeting “Materiality and Book History (in the age of Zoom)”: 12 thAnnual Harvard-Yale-Brown Graduate Conference in Book History https://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/event/%E2%80%9Cmateriality-and-book-history-age-zoom12th-annual-harvard-yale-brown-graduate Please add your name and email address to this registration page. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link and passcode to the event. If you have any questions, please email Ann Blair at amblair@fas.harvard.edu

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CRRS: Whiteness in the Early Modern World

Friday, May 7 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online event

May 3 2021 Update: out of respect for and in solidarity with the CAUT censure of the University of Toronto, Professor Kim Hall has cancelled her planned keynote lecture after consultation with the organisers. More information about the censure is available here: https://www.caut.ca/latest/2021/04/caut-council-imposes-rare-censure-against-university-toronto-over-azarova-hiring -- The CRRS is delighted to announce the keynote lecture of its Working Group Colloquium, Whiteness in the Early Modern World, organized by Urvashi Chakravarty (Department of English) and Tamara J. Walker (Department of History). For more details…

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Canada Milton Seminar XV

Saturday, May 15
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Milton_2021_Poster_FINAL The Centre for Renaissance & Reformation Studies, with the Department of English and the Canada Research Chair Program The CRRS is delighted to announce the Canada Milton Seminar XV, co-organized by Professors Paul Stevens (2022 Honored Scholar of the Milton Society of America) and John Rogers (Canada Research Chair). The Canada Milton Seminar is an annual event designed to bring together Canadian and international scholars working not only on Milton but on early modern literature and culture in general. Canada Milton…

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CFP Deadline: Ekphrasis: The Scene of Writing the Seen

Sunday, May 30

https://german.utoronto.ca/call-for-papers-workshop-ekphrasis-the-scene-of-writing-the-seen/ The Reading Group Ekphrasis: Text – Image Denkräume is calling for participants for a workshop to be held virtually on Friday, 24 September 2021. In September 2020, scholars and students at the University of Toronto explored the role of ekphrasis in literature and literary theory. The concept of ekphrasis can be very simple: the textual description of art. The dazzling rupture caused by Homer’s description of Achilles’ shield in the Iliad, Lessing’s intervention in the paragon of arts exemplified…

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June 2021

Uncertainty in Manuscript Technologies the Potential of Computational Tools

Tuesday, June 8 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Online event

Elaine Treharne, Stanford University The University of Birmingham/Trinity College Dublin Digital Research Partnership is running a lecture series on the theme of 'Trust and Authority in the Digital Age'. The UoB/TCD partnership has been researching one of the central questions in the digital world: how can we know whom and what to trust when there is so much information available? The next lecture in the series will be: Uncertainty in Manuscript Technologies and the Potential of Computational Tools Elaine Treharne,…

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