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Symposium on the Book event: Faculty Panel with Featured Guest Jennifer Low

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Special Collections Library room 277

Sujata Iyengar (UGA English), Nora Benedict (UGA Romance Languages), Jennifer Low (FAU English)

Drs. Iyengar and Low’s talks will respond to Coley’s work by analyzing further the relationship between Shakespeare and contemporary book arts and artists’ books. Dr. Benedict’s talk brings a new perspective to the medieval and early modern papers by attending to artists’ books from contemporary Latin America.

Jennifer A. Low is the author of Manhood and the Duel: Masculinity in Early Modern Drama and Culture (Palgrave 2003) andDramatic Spaces: Scenography and Spectatorial Perceptions (Routledge 2016), as well as coeditor with Nova Myhill of the essay collection Imagining the Audience in Early Modern Drama 1558-1642 (Palgrave 2011). Low's articles have been published inPhilological Quarterly, Comparative DramaThe Centennial Review, and Poetics Today, and her most recent piece, which concerns simulacra and VR technology in Red Bull Theater's 2019 production of The White Devil, appears in the Cambridge Elements volume Shakespeare and Virtual Reality (2022), edited by Stephen Wittek and David McInnis. Jennifer A. Low is Professor Emerita at Florida Atlantic University. 

This event will also be a Zoom broadcast. Please register HERE.

Coffee and pastries before the  panel. Free and welcome to the public!

About Symposium on the Book:

This two-day event unites talks from book historians and practicing book artists, featuring a plenary address by artist Suzanne Coley and panel featuring special guest Jennifer Low, an early modern scholar and apprentice book artist. The symposium will demonstrate the diversity and range of contemporary book arts and book history. Coley’s work uses second-hand African, American, and African American textiles to explore gender, race, and memory through the creation of exquisitely sewn, embroidered, and printed books.

Sponsors: The University of Georgia Willson Center, Departments of English and Romance languages, the Institute for African-American Studies, the Lamar-Dodd School of Art, the Institute for Women’s Studies, UGA Libraries, Bibliographic Society of America and the Office of Institutional Diversity.

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