Friday, April 18, 2008


A Conference and Exhibition, organised by The Columbia Early Modern Seminar, in collaboration with the Rare Book
and Manuscript Library of Columbia University, is pleased to announce:

Friday, April 25th
523 Butler Library (on the south side of Columbia University's 116th
street campus).

9:00 Opening Remarks
*Michael Ryan*, Columbia University
*Alan Stewart*, Columbia University

*Alan Farmer*, Ohio State University, "Forms of News: Printed Newsbooks
and the Politics of the Thirty Years' War in England"
*Zachary Lesser*, University of Pennsylvania, "Shakespeare's Crown and
Globe (Bookshops)"

Chair: *Benedict Robinson*, SUNY Stony Brook

*Amanda Bailey*, University of Connecticut, Storrs, "Reading the Hand of
Human Capital"
*Shankar Raman*, MIT, "Specifying the Unknown"

Chair: *Henry Turner*, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

*Hannibal Hamlin*, Ohio State University, "The Geneva Bible as Bible for
*Heather James*, University of Southern California, "Commonplaces,
Inventories, and the Forms of Authorship"
*Tanya Pollard*, CUNY Brooklyn College, "Translating Greek Drama:
Schoolbooks and Popular Theater in Early Modern England"

Chair: *Adam Zucker*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

5:00 Keynote Lecture
*Peter Stallybrass*, University of Pennsylvania, "Making Commonplaces in
English Printed Books"

6:00 Reception

Please also join us for the complementary exhibition---curated by
Patricia Akhimie, Rebecca Calcagno, Saskia Cornes, Musa Gurnis, Adam
Hooks, Bryan Lowrance, Sara Murphy, and Brynhildur Heiðardóttir
Ómarsdóttir in collaboration with the speakers---on display in the Rare
Book and Manuscript Library, located on the 6th Floor of Butler Library.

With questions, contact Allison Deutermann ( and
András Kisery (

Sponsored by Columbia University's Department of English and Comparative
Literature, the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Graduate Student
Advisory Council, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


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