Classes, lectures and seminars in Oxford


Apr-Jun 2016 

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 Lecture: Mirjam Foot, Emeritus Professor of Library & Archive Studies at UCL.'Collector, dealer and forger: the perils of collecting bindings in the 19th century'
3:30 pm - 5 pm,3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, NOTE CORRECTED TIME Lecture Theatre, Weston Library. Register for free tickets.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 Material Text Seminar: Amanda Golden, 'Annotating Modernism'.
5:15 pm, Visiting Scholars' Centre, Level 2, Weston.
Dr Amanda Golden (NYIT) will introduce her forthcoming book, Annotating Modernism: Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets (Routledge). This monograph addresses the history of modernism in academic institutions, focusing on the reading and teaching strategies of writers before and after the Second World War. Following an overview of modernist writers’ reading and annotating strategies (including Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound), Dr Golden’s talk will focus on Sylvia Plath’s teaching of Joyce and Eliot to students at Smith College from 1957 to 1958, analyzing the marginalia in her personal library and her teaching materials.
Registration is required; email

Friday, 17 June 2016, Lecture: S. Blair Hedges (Temple) 'The science of woodblock illustrations'
5:15 pm, Lecture Theatre, Weston Library. A reception will follow at the Bodleian Bibliographical Press (Old Bodleian Library). Register for free tickets.

Tuesday, 21 June Student-run conference: Speaking in absence: letters in a digital age
A one-day conference exploring the place of written correspondence in a digital age. 

Wednesday, 22 June Bodleian Fellows Seminar: Gill Partington (Birkbeck, and Humfrey Wanley Visiting Fellow at the Bodleian Libraries)
5:15 pm, Visiting Scholars' Centre, Level 2, Weston
Registration is required;
Tom Phillips’s ‘treated Victorian novel’, A Humument, is a uniquely hybrid object. Part literature and part artwork, it is published as a book but also exhibited on gallery walls. It has been performed as an opera, and transformed into an iPhone app, and sculpted into a set of globes. This talk traces the diverse incarnations of this fascinating text, asking what they may tell us about the changing nature of books. Dr Partington has been consulting materials in the Tom Phillips archive, held at the Weston Library; 

27 June to 1 July 2016: Summer school in the history and practice of hand-press printing. Claire Bolton and Richard Lawrence, course leaders. For more information and registration, see listing.

And see the Bibliographical Press page for information about classes and courses.

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