2019 - 2020 Schedule of Events

Spring 2020


Subscribed: The Manuscript in Britain, 1500-1800
January 18 - April 19, 2020
Beinecke Library


Paper-businesses: Manuscript and Power in Early Modern England
Curated by Kathryn James

The Critics’ Gallery: The Manuscript as Critical Object
Curated by Ray Clemens, Johanna Drucker, Diane Ducharme, Anastasia Eccles, Marta Figlerowicz, Susan Howe, David Scott Kastan, Nancy Kuhl, Larry Manley, Lucy Mulroney, Cathy Nicholson, John Durham Peters, Sara Powell, Joe Roach, Peter Stallybrass, Emily Thornbury, Michael Warner

Pastime With Good Company: Writing and Leisure in Early Modern England
Curated by Eve Houghton

Please mark your calendar for the following Spring events!  These public panel discussions all relate to the Spring exhibition, and will be held on Wednesdays, at 5pm, on the Beinecke Library mezzanine, on the following dates:

The Manuscript…

& Affect
Marta Figlerowicz (Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Yale University), Peter Stallybrass (Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania), David Scott Kastan (George M. Bodman Professor of English, Yale University)
January 29, 2020

as Play
Anastasia Eccles
(Assistant Professor of English, Yale University); Eve Houghton (Graduate student, Department of English, Yale University); Joseph Roach (Sterling Professor Emeritus of Theate and Professor Emeritus of English, Yale University)
February 19, 2020

: Form & Meaning
Michael Warner
(Seymour H. Knox Professor of English and Professor of American Studies, Yale University); Lucy Mulroney (Associate Director of Collections, Research, and Education, Beinecke Library); Kathryn James (Curator, Early Modern Books and Manuscripts, Beinecke Library)
March 4, 2020

: Lost, Absent, Imagined
Emily Thornbury
(Associate Professor of English, Yale University); Catherine Nicholson (Associate Professor of English, Yale University)
March 25th, 2020

Fall 2019

All events will take place at the Beinecke mezzanine at 5 PM.
Alexandra Franklin (Coordinator, Centre for the Study of the Book, Bodleian Library) and Richard Lawrence (Printer, Oxford)
“Textcraft: Teaching Practical Printing for the History of the Book”
September 11, 2019
Eric Slauter (Associate Professor of English, University of Chicago)
“Walden’s Carbon Footprint: People, Plants, Animals, and Machines in the Making of an American Book”
October 23, 2019
Sarah Kay (Professor of French Literature, Thought and Culture, New York University)
“Medieval Books from the Spheres to the Critical Zone: Lion and Panther Singers and their Manuscripts”
November 13, 2019
Priyasha Mukhopadhyay (Assistant Professor of English, Yale University)
“How to Read a Petition: Bureaucracy and Book History in Colonial South Asia”
December 4, 2019