2018 - 2019 Schedule of Lectures

The thing is…:
the 2018-2019 program is organized around a series of public panel discussions on the theme of ‘the thing is,’ an exploration of the idea of the text as material object.  Please join us on Wednesdays on the Beinecke Library mezzanine (121 Wall St) from 5-6 PM for a panel discussion, followed by a brief q&A session and reception. 


Bill Brown (Karla Scherer Distinguished Service Professor in American Culture, University of Chicago)
Marta Figlerowicz (Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Yale) 
John Durham Peters (María Rosa Menocal Professor of English and of Film & Media Studies, Yale)
Chair: Michael Warner (Seymour H. Knox Professor of English, Professor of American Studies, Yale)
September 26, 2018

Tiffany Stern  (Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham)
David Scott Kastan (George M. Bodman Professor of English, Yale)
Chair: Stephen Orgel (Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor in Humanities, Emeritus, Stanford University)
November 14, 2018

Deidre Lynch (Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature, Harvard)
Katie Trumpener (Emily Sanford Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Yale)
Chair: Jill Campbell (Professor of English, Yale)

December 5, 2018


Whitney Trettien (Assistant Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania)
Andrew Brown (Ph.D. Candidate in English, Yale)
Chair: Cathy DeRose (Digital Humanities Lab, Yale)
January 30, 2019

Heather Wolfe (Curator of Manuscripts and Archivist, Folger Shakespeare Library)
Peter Stallybrass (Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Professor English, Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania)
Chair: Kathryn James (Curator, Beinecke Library)
February 20, 2019

Leah Price (Francis Lee Higginson Professor of English Literature, Harvard)
Johanna Drucker (Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies, School of Information Studies, UCLA)
Chair: Trina Hyun (Ph.D. Candidate in English, Yale)
April 3, 2019