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Symposium on the Book Events

The Symposium on the Book at the University of Georgia Events

Mon, 01/02/2023 - 3:32pm
Kim Coles is Professor of English, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Classics at the University of Maryland. Her current book, Bad Humor: Race and Religious Essentialism in Early Modern England, just appeared from the University of Pennsylvania Press.The book uncovers how belief itself — the excess, defect, or lack of religion — was largely apprehended and understood in terms of temperament in the early modern period. Race in this period…
Mon, 01/02/2023 - 3:29pm
Professor Kim Coles (Professor of English, Maryland), along with our colleague David Diamond (Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies, Georgia) will run a rare books centered workshop open to the public in the University of Georgia’s Special Collections Libraries building centered on the history of enslavement in conjunction with the 250th anniversary of the publication of Phyllis Wheatley Peters's book of poetry, the first…
Mon, 02/28/2022 - 10:56am
   "‘We had not thus trespassed against your consent’: The Blackamoor Poems by Henry Rainold and Henry King (1630s-1650s)." In this talk, Dr. Adams explores a companion set of seventeenth-century poems that appear in both manuscript and print: Henry Rainolds’s 'A Black-moor Maid wooing a fair Boy,' and Henry King’s response 'The Boy’s Answer to the Blackmoor.' After considering some of the ways that English poets interpolate and describe black…
Thu, 09/09/2021 - 9:30am
The Symposium on the Book presents a talk by Dr. Asheesh Kapur Siddique titled "Documenting the Body of State: Paper and the Archive of Early American Constitutionalism." Who invented the written consitution? If you answered, "the United States," you're half right. In this talk, Dr. Siddique argues that the mode of constitution-making inaugurated in the aftermath of the American Revolution represented not an invention of written…
Wed, 02/12/2020 - 2:31pm
The Symposium on the Book presents a talk by Julie Park titled "Making Paper Windows to the Past: Eighteenth-Century Extra-Illustration and the Art of Writing" taken from her third book project, Writing's Maker. Julie Park is a material and visual culture scholar of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England who works at the intersections of literary studies, information studies and textual materiality. Her research examines the unexpected ways…
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 2:56pm
"Discerning the Devil Among Us: The Spiritual Instruction of Murder on the Early Modern Stage and Page," Mary Floyd-Wilson, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor and Chair of the Department of English and comparative literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mary Floyd-Wilson works in the field of early modern English literature, primarily drama placed in cultural, social, and intellectual contexts. Past projects…
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 12:31pm
Dr. Barbara Fuchs's lecture is hosted by the Early Modern Studies Research Group, an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant-funded research project in the Global Georgia Initiative of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. Matching funds are provided by Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the departments of English, History, Romance Languages, and Film Studies; as well as the Bulletin of the Comediantes, a journal devoted to the study of…
Mon, 10/08/2018 - 1:34pm
The Symposium on the Book presents a pop-up rare books exhibit and workshop on race and Georgia theatre history. It will be followed at 2:30 by a talk on Shakespeare and African American Performance by Dr. Patricia Cahill (Associate Professor, Emory University). A reception follows Dr. Cahill's talk. All events are free and open to the public.
Mon, 10/08/2018 - 1:02pm
On Friday 12 October, please join us for a Symposium on the Book, featuring a a talk by invited speaker Patricia Cahill. Dr. Cahill's talk will be preceded by a rare books workshop from the collection of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at 11:00am. Professor Cahill is Associate Professor of English at Emory University, where she specializes in Shakespeare and early modern literature, especially drama. She is the author of Unto the…
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 3:25pm
This talk looks at how handmade artifacts enabled connections with British colonial spaces in imaginative, material, and tactile ways. It examines objects created by women that made use of a mixture of global sources for their material composition and visual inspiration. What kind of alternative stories of empire are told through intercultural crafts? And what tales might unfold around handheld objects in British novels set in the eighteenth-…

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