Today at 5:15 p.m., Daniel Hobbins will be offering a talk on "Publishing Before Print: How Jean Gerson Reached a Massive Market of Readers Before Gutenberg" in the Martin and Margery Meyerson Conference Room on the second floor of Van Pelt Library on the Penn campus. Hobbins is the author of Authorship and Publicity Before Print: Jean Gerson and the Transformation of Late Medieval Learning.
The event is part of the regular Monday afternoon workshop in the History of Material Texts, run in conjunction with the Penn Press Material Texts series and organized this semester by Senior Humanities Editor Jerome Singerman. Here's a list of the remaining fall workshops.
October 4: Daniel Hobbins, History, OSU.
"Publishing before Print: How Jean Gerson Reached a Massive Market of Readers
October 18: Martin Brueckner, English, Delaware.
"Map Wars: Objects, Pictures, and the Aesthetic of Cartifacts in the Antebellum U.S."
October 25: Joan Dejean, French, Penn.
"Playing Cards and the Everyday Life of Print in 17th-Century Paris."
November 1: John Pollack and Brooke Palmieri, English, Penn.
"The Shortcomings of Print and the Shortcuts of Students: Scribal Publication and
Circulation at Penn."
November 8, 5:30: Rebecca Bushnell, English, Penn.
"The Temporality of the Tragic: Text, Stage, and Screen."
November 15: Robert Juette, History, Bosch Stiftung / Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.
"Anthropodermic Bibliopegy: a Gruesome Kind of Material Text."
November 29: John Tresch, History and Sociology of Science, Penn.
"Life, Science and Death: The American Experiments of Edgar Allan Poe."
December 6: Sara Lipton, History, Stony Brook.
"On the Foreheads of Kings: Jewish Hats and Christian Worship"