Leah Price to give 2012 Brownell Lecture

Leah Price to give 2012 Brownell Lecture

Force-Reading in Victorian Britain

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Gerber Lounge, 304 EPB

Leah Price is Professor of English and Chair of the History and Literature program at Harvard University. She teaches the novel, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British culture, narrative theory, gender studies, and the history of books and reading.  Price is Humanities Program Director at the Radcliffe Institute; she also co-directs the faculty seminar on the History of the Book at the Harvard Humanities Center.

Her books include The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel and (co-edited with Pamela Thurschwell) Literary Secretaries/Secretarial Culture; she has also edited (with Seth Lerer) a special issue of PMLA on “The History of the Book and the Idea of Literature.” Unpacking my Library: Writers and their Books is just out from Yale University Press; How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain is forthcoming from Princeton in spring 2012.  Price is at work on a new book, The Book Fetish: How Rethinking the Printed Past Can Transform our Digital Future.

 

7:30pm Thursday, April 19th

Gerber Lounge – 304 EPB

Reception to follow

Co-Sponsored by the UI Center for the Book and the English Department