The Symposium on the Book at the University of Georgia Events

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 1:34pm
The Symposium on the Book presents a pop-up rare books exhibit and workshop on race and Georgia theatre history. It will be followed at 2:30 by a talk on Shakespeare and African American Performance by Dr. Patricia Cahill (Associate Professor, Emory University). A reception follows Dr. Cahill's talk. All events are free and open to the public.
Mon, 10/08/2018 - 1:02pm
On Friday 12 October, please join us for a Symposium on the Book, featuring a a talk by invited speaker Patricia Cahill. Dr. Cahill's talk will be preceded by a rare books workshop from the collection of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at 11:00am. Professor Cahill is Associate Professor of English at Emory University, where she specializes in Shakespeare and early modern literature, especially drama. She is the author of Unto the…
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 3:25pm
This talk looks at how handmade artifacts enabled connections with British colonial spaces in imaginative, material, and tactile ways. It examines objects created by women that made use of a mixture of global sources for their material composition and visual inspiration. What kind of alternative stories of empire are told through intercultural crafts? And what tales might unfold around handheld objects in British novels set in the eighteenth-…
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 2:56pm
Please join us for the final Symposium on the Book, which this year is addressing Diversity in the Archives. Professor Susan Phillips (Northwestern University) will be our featured plenary speaker, and will give a talk in the second-floor auditorium at 4pm titled "Traveling Salesmen: Trafficking Stereotypes in the Premodern (Print) Marketplace." In her scholarship as well as her teaching, Susie Phillips is interested in the materiality of the…
Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:48pm
A Faculty Roundtable on Access and Archives featuring Cynthia Turner Camp (English),  Usree Bhattacharya-Haddad (College of Education), and  Sheryl Vogt (UGA Libraries) Please join us on the 2nd floor of the Special Collections Building. Coffee and Refreshments will be served before and after the roundtable. The Symposium on the Book is sponsored by the Willson Center and the UGA Libraries
Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:01pm
Professor Jonathan Hsy is this semester's Franklin College Diversity Fellow. Jonathan Hsy is Associate Professor of English at George Washington University and founding co-director of the GW Digital Humanities Institute. He specializes in medieval literature with interests in translation, material culture, and disability studies. He is the author of Trading Tongues: Merchants, Multilingualism, and Medieval Literature (2013), and one of his…
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:07pm
9:30am Teaching Roundtable: Making Archival Material Come Alive in the Classroom 10:45am Coffee and Refreshments Break 11:00am Plenary talk, Diane Dugaw: "Fighting and Sailing Women in Anglo-American Prints, Songs, and History (1600—present)" Lunch on your own 2:00pm Rare Books Workshop: song books, play texts, toy theaters, etc.  
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:04pm
Plenary talk for the UGA Symposium on the Book   Folksinger, scholar, and creative writer Dianne Dugaw has published articles, scholarly books, stories, and memoir. Professor of English and Folklore at the University of Oregon, she has performed and lectured at universities, libraries, galleries, and festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. She is the author of books and articles on early modern and 18th-century literature and culture,…