Friday, December 14, 2012

Jeffrey Masten History of the Book Lecture @ Newberry (1/11/13)

"Toward Queerer Book History"
History of the Book Lecture
Friday, January 11, 2013
2 pm

Towner Fellows Lounge

Jeffrey Masten, Northwestern University

How can the history of the book engage more fully with recent developments in the history of Renaissance sexualities? Professor Masten will consider a range of examples to think about same-sex male eroticism in and around early printed books, from the perspective of production as well as reception. What meanings emerge from historiated capitals, so-called “children initials”? Where might we look for signs of “queer readerships” in early modern books? How are the critical rhetorics of book history and textual criticism implicated in languages of sex and gender?

A reception will follow the lecture.

Learn more about our speaker: Jeffrey Masten, Northwestern University

Download a printable PDF flyer.

Sponsored by the Glasgow Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Illinois State University, and Marquette University; and organized by Paul F. Gehl, The Newberry Library; Susan Kim, Illinois State University; Albert Rivero, Marquette University; Elizabeth Robertson, GCMRS; and Paul Saenger, The Newberry Library.

Cost and registration information:
This program is free and open to the public, but registration in advance is required. Registrations will be processed through 11 am Thursday, January 10. Register online here.

Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.

Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies History of the Book Lectures.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Premodern Foucault at the Newberry

Spaces still remaining for this upcoming seminar at the Newberry Library in January.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Brimhall wins NEA Award

Congratulations to PHD candidate Traci Brimhall, who was awarded a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Poetry ($25,000). This award comes on the heels of her stint as 2012 Summer Poet in Residence at the University of Mississippi, and more recently, two Pushcart nominations, a new poem-comic collaboration (with Eryn Cruft) in TheThe Poetry, and a micro-essay published on the New England Review website.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Gwen Frostic Reading Series: Fiction Writer Emma Straub

We welcome you to join us for the final reading of the Fall 2012 Gwen Frostic Reading Series. Fiction writer Emma Straub will read her work this Thursday, December 6th, at the WMU Bernhard Center, room 157-159, starting at 8:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you there.