Seminars in the History of Material Texts–Lent 2016

Seminar Series;

Seminars in the History of Material Texts

Thursdays at 5 pm

4 February–Kate Kennedy (Oxford), ‘Appealing for Release: Ivor Gurney’s ‘mad’ asylum letters’

Venue: Milstein Seminar Room, CUL

18 February–Mina Gorji (Cambridge), ‘Lyric and Ephemera: Rossetti’s Sing-Song’

Venue: S-R24, Faculty of English

3 March–James Mussell (Leeds), ‘Moving Things: Replication, Mediation, and Serialisation in Charles Dickens’s Mugby Junction

Venue: S-R24, Faculty of English

 

Seminars in the History of Material Texts–Michaelmas 2015

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Thursdays at 5 pm

15 October–Discussion of Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 45/3 (2015), ‘The Renaissance Collage’

Venue: Milstein Seminar Room, CUL

This special issue is available online at http://jmems.dukejournals.org/content/current

29 October–Jennifer Richards (Newcastle University), ‘Listening readers and the visible voice’

Venue: S-R24, Faculty of English

12 November–Catherine Ansorge (University Library), ‘Ink and gold; how the Islamic manuscripts came to Cambridge’

Venue: Milstein Seminar Room, CUL

26 November–Vittoria Feola (University of Padua/University of Oxford),  ‘The Bartolomeo Gamba Project – or, the London-Paris-Padua book trade connection, 1600-1840′.

Venue: Milstein Seminar Room, CUL

Seminars in the History of Material Texts–Easter 2015

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Thursdays at 5.30 pm, SR-24 (second floor), Faculty of English, 9 West Rd

30 April–Jaclyn Rajsic (University of Cambridge)

‘The Rolling Text: using space in royal genealogies, c. 1300-c. 1450’.

14 May — Stacey McDowell (University of Cambridge)

‘Keats’s Reading’

All welcome.

Seminars in the History of Material Texts–Lent 2015

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Thursdays at 5.30 pm, SR-24 (second floor), Faculty of English, 9 West Rd

22 January– William Zachs (University of Edinburgh)

‘Authenticity and Duplicity: Investigations into Multiple Copies of Books’ NB This session will be held in the Milstein Lecture Room, University Library, and will start at 5 pm.

5 February — Victoria Mills (University of Cambridge)

‘Travel Writing and Tactile Tourism: The Tauchnitz Edition of The Marble Faun’

19 February — Leslie James (University of Birmingham)

‘Transatlantic Passages: journalistic technique and the construction of a black international in West African and Caribbean colonial newspapers’

All welcome.

Editing the Long Nineteenth Century

Seminar Series;

A series of three seminars, on Wednesdays at 5pm in GR06/07, Faculty of English, 9 West Road.

This series will discuss the practices and principles of editing nineteenth-century literary works. Hosted jointly by the Centre for Material Texts and the Faculty of English, it includes classes on different types of editions and their specific editorial challenges.

Wednesday 21st January

Some Varieties of Editing

Prof. Dame Gillian Beer (Clare Hall)

Wednesday 4th February

Working with Manuscripts: Examples from W. B. Yeats and Gerard Manley Hopkins

Dr Catherine Phillips (Downing)

Wednesday 18th February

Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Poetry: Editing a Variorum Edition

Prof. Nora Crook (Anglia Ruskin)

 

All welcome.

HMT seminars Michaelmas 2014

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Thursdays at 5.30 pm, SR-24 (second floor), Faculty of English, 9 West Rd

9 October — [no seminar, but please come to the Centre for Material Texts Welcome Party, English Faculty Social Space, 4-5.30]

23 October — James Daybell (University of Plymouth) ‘Gendered Archival Practices and the Future Lives of Letters’

6 November — Discussion of David Trotter, Literature in the First Media Age: Britain Between the Wars (2013)

Respondents: Clare Pettitt and Mark Turner (King’s College, London)

20 November — Lori Anne Ferrell (Claremont Graduate University), ‘Creating a “National” Archive of the English Reformation: The Parker Society and its Legacy’

All welcome.

Cambridge Medieval Palaeography Workshop Easter Term 2014

Seminar Series;

The Cambridge Medieval Palaeography Workshop is a forum for informal discussion on medieval script and scribal practices, and on the presentation, circulation and reception of texts in their manuscript contexts. Each workshop focuses upon a particular issue, usually explored through a pair of short presentations and general discussion. All are welcome.

Convenors: Teresa Webber, Orietta Da Rold, Suzanne Paul and David Ganz

For further details, email mtjw2@cam.ac.uk

Friday 2 May 2014, Cambridge University Library (Keynes Room), 2-4pm

Scribal Identification and its Hazards

Benjamin Pohl, ‘The hand of Robert of Torigni: methods of scribal identification’

Richard Beadle, ‘CUL MS Ee.1.12: the hand(s?) of James Ryman’

Friday 16 May 2014, Cambridge University Library (Milstein Seminar Room), 2-4pm

Transcription and its Hazards: Interpreting Scribal Practice

This workshop will focus upon various signs and penstrokes traced by scribes that are, by convention, either ignored in transcription or interpreted and recorded in a standardised form despite uncertainties about their function. Two informal presentations will focus upon vernacular manuscripts of the later middle ages, but it is hoped that discussion will broaden to include any such issue, whether encountered in copies of Latin or vernacular texts, and in manuscripts of any period.

Anna Dorofeeva: on diacritical marks and other problems of transcription posed by manuscripts of the twelfth-century Kaiserchronik and its later re-workings (for the Kaiserchronik project, see http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/german/staff/kaischron.html)

Daniel Wakelin: on the use, possible function(s), and editorial treatment of the ‘otiose strokes’ with which scribes completed certain letters or letter combination in late-medieval copies of Middle English texts

Friday 23 May 2014: please note the Inaugural Colloquium of the Network for the Study of Caroline Minuscule to be held in the Cambridge University Library, Milstein Seminar Room, 9 am – 6 pm. Full details and information about registration may be found at http://carolinenetwork.weebly.com/

HMT seminars Easter 2014

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Thursdays at 5.30 pm, SR-24 (second floor), Faculty of English, 9 West Rd

24 April — Mark Towsey (History, Liverpool)

‘Community Libraries: Connecting Readers in the Atlantic World, 1650-1850’

1 May — Peter Mandler (History, Cambridge)

‘Good Reading for the Million: The Advent of the Mass-Market Non-Fiction Paperback’

15 May — Laura Moretti (AMES, Cambridge)

‘Broadsides in Early Modern Japan: The Osaka Publisher Shioya Kihei and his ‘Kobanzuke”

29 May — Hildegard Diemberger and Stephen Hugh-Jones (Social Anthropology, Cambridge)

‘Palm-leaf, paper, Digital Dharma; Exploring the Materiality of Tibetan Buddhist Texts and their Transformations’

All welcome.

For more information, please contact Jason Scott-Warren (jes1003@cam.ac.uk), Andrew Zurcher (aez20@cam.ac.uk) or Dunstan Roberts (dcdr2@cam.ac.uk)

HMT seminars Lent 2014

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30 January, Faculty Board Room — Cristanne Miller (SUNY Buffalo)

‘What Is (and is not) the Poem? Genetic Editing and Emily Dickinson’s Manuscripts’
Held jointly with American Literature Research Seminar 

6 February, SR24 — Mark Towsey (Liverpool)

‘Community Libraries: Connecting Readers in the Atlantic World, 1650-1850’

Please note that this seminar has been cancelled due to UCU strike action.

20 February, SR24 — Simon Franklin (MML, Cambridge)

‘In Praise of Old Blank Forms (Especially in Russia)’

 

All welcome.

For more information, please contact Jason Scott-Warren (jes1003@cam.ac.uk), Andrew Zurcher (aez20@cam.ac.uk) or Dunstan Roberts (dcdr2@cam.ac.uk)

HMT seminars Michaelmas 2013

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Thursdays at 5.30 pm, room SR-24, Faculty of English, 9 West Rd

17 October Alison Knight (CRASSH/Emmanuel)

‘“The Margent Profitable”: The Marginal Note in the Early Modern Bible’

 

31 October Hildegard Diemberger and Stephen Hugh-Jones (Social Anthropology, Cambridge)

‘Palm-leaf, Paper, Digital Dharma: Exploring the Materiality of Tibetan Buddhist Texts and their Transformations’

14 November Ruth Abbott (English, Cambridge), ‘George Eliot’s Poetry Notebook’

All welcome. Wine & soft drinks will be served at the start of the seminar.

For more information, please contact Jason Scott-Warren (jes1003@cam.ac.uk), Andrew Zurcher (aez20@cam.ac.uk) or Dunstan Roberts (dcdr2@cam.ac.uk)