History of Material Texts Seminar, Easter Term 2022

Seminar Series;

Thursday 5 May, 5 pm, Board Room, Faculty of English 

Stephen Whiteman (Courtauld Institute)

“Books for Princesses and Khans: The Diffuse History of Imperial poems on the Mountain Estate to Escape the Heat

Thursday 12 May, 5 pm, SR24, Faculty of English

Heather Wolfe (Folger Shakespeare Library)

‘Varieties of Writing Papers in Early Modern England’

All seminars will take place in the Faculty of English, 9 West Road. We will also stream the seminars; please contact jes1003@cam.ac.uk if you would like to join distantly.

History of Material Texts Seminar, Lent Term 2022

Seminar Series;

Thursday 10 February, 5 pm [rescheduled to 3 March]

Emerson Richards-Hoppe (Pembroke College, Cambridge)
‘Tracing Early Ownership and Examining Readership of the Paris Apocalypse (BnF Ms. fr. 403).’

Thursday 24 February, 5 pm

Jessica Berenbeim and Alexandra da Costa (Cambridge)
‘Front Matter’

All seminars will take place in the Faculty of English, 9 West Road. We will also stream the seminars; please contact jes1003@cam.ac.uk if you would like to join distantly.

History of Material Texts Seminar, Michaelmas Term 2021

Seminar Series;

Thursday 11 November, 5 pm                     

Gill Partington (Exeter) and Adam Smyth (Oxford) will discuss their new journal, Inscription: The Journal of Material Text: Theory – Practice – History

Thursday 25 November, 5 pm  

Georgina Wilson (Cambridge), ‘“Miscellaneous Tatters”: It-Narratives, Paper, and Literary Composition’

All seminars will take place in GR06/07, Faculty of English, 9 West Road.

Please register on eventbrite at

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/history-of-material-texts-seminar-tickets-188302737557

and
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/history-of-material-texts-seminar-tickets-188304071547

History of Material Texts Seminar, Lent Term 2021

Seminar Series;

Thursday 25 February, 5 pm                                         

Angus Vine (Stirling)

‘The Mercantile Vade-Mecum: Portable Knowledge in the Early Modern World’   

Thursday 11 March, 5 pm

The Material Text of Activism

Hilary Powell and Daniel Edelstyn will discuss their performative protest Bank Job (https://bankjob.pictures/?r_done=1)

Attendees might want to watch a preview of Bank Job the Movie–showing on Friday 26th February at 7pm. See https://membership.bankjob.pictures/stream?r_done=1.

All seminars will be on Zoom–to register please contact Jason Scott-Warren (jes1003@cam.ac.uk)                                                                            

History of Material Texts Seminar, Michaelmas Term 2020

Seminar Series;

Thursday 29 October, 5 pm                                         

Drew Milne (Cambridge)

‘The Artefacts of Poetry in the Era of Digital Reproduction: Towards a Poetics of Small Press Publishing’        

Thursday 26 November, 5 pm

Joshua Calhoun (Wisconsin-Madison)

will join us to discuss his new book, The Nature of the Page: Poetry, Papermaking and the Ecology of Texts in Renaissance England (etext on iDiscover).     

All seminars will be on Zoom–to register please contact Justine Provino (jpep3@cam.ac.uk)                                                                            

History of Material Texts Seminar, Lent Term 2020

Seminar Series;

Friday 7 February, 2-5pm
Alison Richard Building SG2 
Re-thinking the Book
A CMT 10th anniversary collaboration with the CRASSH ‘Re-‘ project, starring Juliet Fleming, Alexandra Gillespie, Deidre Lynch, Gill Partington and Adam Smyth 

Thursday 20 February, 5pm  
Board Room, Faculty of English 
Susanna Berger (University of Southern California) and Bill Sherman (Warburg Institute) in conversation

Thursday 5 March, 5pm
Board Room, Faculty of English 
Drew Milne (Cambridge), ‘The Artefacts of Poetry in the Era of Digital Reproduction: Towards a Poetics of Small Press Publishing’ 

All welcome

History of Material Texts Seminar, Michaelmas Term 2019

Seminar Series;

31 October 2019, 5 pm, Board Room, Faculty of English

Jason Scott-Warren (Cambridge), ‘On First Looking into Milton’s Shakespeare’

28 November 2019, 5 pm, Board Room, Faculty of English

Drew Milne (Cambridge), ‘The Artefacts of Poetry in the Era of Digital Reproduction: Towards a Poetics of Small Press Publishing’

All welcome!

History of Material Texts Seminar, Easter Term 2019

Seminar Series;

Thursday 25 April, 5 pm, GR06/7, Faculty of English

Tom Mole (Centre for the History of the Book, Edinburgh)

‘Thinking Through the Material: Byron at Work’

In this paper, I examine some of Byron’s manuscripts (especially those for Childe Harold Canto Three and Don Juan Cantos One and Two) in order to think about how he made use of the affordances and limitations of the manuscript page in the process of composing works that he intended for print.  In particular, I will suggest, he ‘thought through’ the material process of writing in ways that he knew would be effaced by the publication of his works. 

This seminar will be held in association with the 18th Century/Romantic Literature seminar.

Thursday 16 May, 5 pm, Board Room, Faculty of English

Felix Waldmann (Cambridge, History)

‘Prolegomena to a revised edition of John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government‘.

My paper discusses the editorial history of John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government (1689) and a prospectus for a new critical edition of the work, superseding Peter Laslett’s monumental Cambridge University Press edition of 1960. The paper examines how scholarship in the last six decades has questioned or overturned a number of Laslett’s editorial and interpretative suppositions, including the significance of the so-called ‘Christ’s College’ association copy, the influence of Thomas Hobbes on Locke’s political thought, and the possible co-authorship by Locke of James Tyrrell’s Patriarcha non Monarcha (1681). 


All welcome

History of Material Texts Seminar, Lent Term 2019

Seminar Series;

 

Thursday 7 February, 5 pm, Board Room, Faculty of English

DANIEL MARGÓCSY (HPS, Cambridge)
‘Reading Machiavelli in 1943’

 

Thursday 21 February, 5pm, Board Room, Faculty of English

PETER SABOR (McGill)
‘Editing Charles Burney’s Letters from Paris to Montreal, 1814-2019’

 

Thursday 7 March, 5pm, Board Room, Faculty of English

VICTORIA MOUL (King’s College London)
‘Post-medieval (’neo’-) Latin verse in English manuscript sources, c. 1550-1720’

 

All welcome

History of Material Texts Seminar, Michaelmas Term 2018

Seminar Series;

 

Thursday 25 October, 5.30 pm, Board Room, Faculty of English

MICHA LAZARUS (Cambridge)
‘Lucius Florus and a pownde of prunes: What was a Book in Tudor Oxford?’

 

Thursday 8 November, 5pm, Board Room, Faculty of English

LUKAS ERNE (Geneva)
‘The Integrity of Marlowe’s Works’

 

Thursday 22 November, 5pm, Board Room, Faculty of English

ANNE TONER (Cambridge)
‘Jane Austen’s Chapters’

 

All welcome