The Yale Program in the History of the Book brings together scholars across disciplines to explore the materiality of the written word over time and across cultures. A collaboration between Yale’s Department of English and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, it offers seminar meetings for the Yale community and a series of public lectures by speakers across the field of book history. We also host a symposium each fall.
Whitney Trettien, Andrew S. Brown, and Catherine DeRose: The Thing Is
Panel from the 2018-19 program, "The Thing Is," in which visiting speakers and Yale faculty explore the idea of the text as material object.
January 30, 2019, 5-6pm, Beinecke Library mezzanine.
Chair: Catherine DeRose (Manager, Yale Digital Humanities Laboratory)
Whitney Trettien (Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania)
Andrew S. Brown (PhD Candidate in English, Yale)
Introduction by Trina Hyun (PhD Candidate in English, Yale)
Bill Brown, Marta Figlerowicz, John Durham Peters, and Michael Warner (chair):The Thing Is
Panel 1 of the 2018-19 program, "The Thing Is," in which visiting speakers and Yale faculty explore the idea of the text as material object.
Chair: Michael Warner (Seymour H. Knox Professor of English, Professor of American Studies, Yale)
Bill Brown (Karla Scherer Distinguished Service Professor in American Culture, University of Chicago)
Marta Figlerowicz (Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Yale)
John Durham Peters (María Rosa Menocal Professor of English and of Film & Media Studies, Yale)
September 26, 2018, 5-6pm, Beinecke Library mezzanine.