The McKenzie Lectures

The lectures were inaugurated in 1996, in honour of Professor Donald Francis McKenzie (1931-1999), Professor of Bibliography & Textual Criticism at the University of Oxford, 1989-1996.

2019 Kate Nation, 'Learning to Read: linking biology and culture via cognition' [Livestream]

2018 Stefan Collini, 'The idea of ‘the reading public’: literary history or cultural criticism?'

2017 Peter Kornicki, 'Publish and Perish in Japan: Why manuscripts continued to circulate in the age of print' 

2016 Gisèle Sapiro, ‘Authorship in transnational perspective’

2015 Sheldon Pollock, ‘Editing in India: The First 1500 years’

2014 William Noel, 'Bibliography in bits: the study of books in the twenty-first century'

2013 Xu Bing, 'The Sort of Artist I Am'

2012 John B. Thompson, 'Merchants of Culture'

2011 Paul Eggert, 'Brought to Book: Book History and the Idea of Literature' [podcast]

2010 Henry Woudhuysen: A.W. Pollard (1859-1944): Friends and Fine Printing'

2009 Jerome McGann, 'Philology in a New Key: Information Technology and the Transmission of Culture'

2008 Isabel Hofmeyr, 'Gandhi's Printing Press: Print Cultures in the Indian Ocean'

2007 Robert Darnton, 'Bohemians Before Bohemianism: Grub Street Libertines in Paris and London 1770-1789 - Keats and Posterity: Manuscript, Print, and Readers'

2006 Gary Taylor, 'The Man Who Made Shakespeare: England's First Literary Publisher'

2005 John Barnard, 'Keats and Posterity: Manuscript, Print, and Readers'

2004 Graham Shaw, In or Out? - South Asia and a Global History of the Book

2003 Laurel Brake, '"Daily Calendars of Roguery and Woe": the Politics of Print in 19th-century Britain

2002 Paul Needham, 'The Discovery and Invention of the Gutenberg Bible'

2001 Patricia Clements and Isobel Grundy: Women's literary history by electronic means: the creation and communication of meaning in the Orlando Project

2000 Harold Love, 'The intellectual heritage of Donald Francis McKenzie'

1999 Lawrence Rainey, 'The Cultural Economy of Modernism'

1998 Joseph Viscomi, 'Blake's Graphic Imagination: The Technical and Aesthetic Origins of Blake's Illuminated Books'

1997 Roger Chartier, 'Foucault's Chiasmus: Authorship between Science and Literature'

1996 Dr David McKitterick, 'Printers in the Marketplace'

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