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Reading Group: Explorations and Encounters

Reading Group on “Explorations, Encounters, and the Circulation of Knowledge” This reading group is being held in association with this year’s Core Program at the Clark Library and the Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies organized by Adriana Craciun (UC Riverside) and Mary Terrall (UCLA). Our first meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, […]

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“This is Not a Book: Long Forms of Attention in the Digital Age” [new date]

The Material Cultures of the Book Working Group at UC Riverside presents:  “This is Not a Book: Long Forms of Attention in the Digital Age” Professor Alan Liu (UC Santa Barbara) Tuesday June 3 2014 [NEW DATE] 11:00-12:30 in INTS 1113 at UC Riverside A common response to an electronic book or other digital media […]

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Knowledge and Taste in the 18th Century: workshop at CalTech

Monday, June 2, 2014 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Dabney Hall, Treasure Room, California Institute of Technology This one-day workshop will interrogate the interplay in the eighteenth century between the cultivation of taste and the making of knowledge. The eighteenth century witnessed an extraordinary florescence in the discourses and practices for cultivating good taste, […]

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CFP: “Why Things Matter”

Why Things Matter 6-8 March 2014 California State University Fullerton Keynote Speaker: Carl Knappett Over the last twenty years the interest in things has increased.  This material turn has explored the social life of things, the way things and society are co-produced and even the degree to which subject-object dualisms can be broken down entirely.  […]

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Printing Performance: Snakes and Other Blips

My all-time favorite freakshow-related story has to be the one about Charles Eisenmann and the Snakes.   In the only extant study of Eisenmann’s cartes-des-visite, Monsters of the Gilded Age, Michael Mitchell briefly mentions a series of negatives that managed to capture Jane Devere’s or Amy Arlington’s unattended snakes slithering about the studio.  In response […]

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CFP: Gendering the Book in the Long Eighteenth Century

Gendering the Book in the Long Eighteenth Century University of Leeds, 13th of July 2013 Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers for Gendering the Book, a one-day conference to be held at the University of Leeds. The conference will close with a keynote address from Professor Richard Cronin (University of Glasgow). This conference aims to […]

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Book Arts Showcase: June 6

  The Ph.D. Designated Emphasis (DE) in Book, Archive and Manuscript Studies students currently participating in the 186A Book Arts and Printing class cordially invite members of all  departments to come see some of their current work in progress. They will be showing and discussing their collection of poetic broadsides on the theme of graves. […]

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