Symposium on the Book: Dr. Julie Park

The Symposium on the Book presents a talk by Julie Park titled "Making Paper Windows to the Past: Eighteenth-Century Extra-Illustration and the Art of Writing," taken from her third book project, Writing's Maker.

Park is a material and visual culture scholar of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England who works at the intersections of literary studies, information studies and textual materiality. Her research examines the unexpected ways in which human subjects are inseparable from the material things, environments and devices of everyday life in historical contexts. She writes about such artifacts, tools and spaces as automata, quill pens, notebooks, grottoes and follies, exploring their abilities to shape, channel and model the innermost experiences of the embodied self in everyday life.

This lecture will be preceded by an archival research roundtable on 17th and 18th century studies.

This event is free and open to the public. It has been sponsored by the Department of English, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, and the University of Georgia Libraries. 

Monday, March 2 at 4:00pm

Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, 277
300 S Hull Street, Athens, GA 30605

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