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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

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 interest to all working on bibliography and book history, children’s literature in the nineteenth century and beyond, and the history of reading.

Hosted by the Centre for Literary Editing and the Materiality of the Text

Zoom, registration required.

For accommodations or further information please contact Oliver Herford, o.herford@bham.ac.uk

Upcoming CLEMT events for April and May will include Prof Clare Pettitt (KCL) talking about the conditions of seriality in nineteenth-century publishing and politics, and a panel on Caribbean print culture convened by our colleague Dr Jarad Zimbler

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Online event

Organizer

Centre for Literary Editing and the Materiality of the Text (CLEMT)