Histories and Futures of Reading

An interdisciplinary lecture series in manuscript, print, and digital cultures, 2014-15 @ UW


Organized by the Textual Studies Program in coordination with sponsoring units, Histories and Futures of Reading will welcome scholars to the UW whose work on reading, broadly construed, intersects with big-picture debates about the place of the humanities, innovation in graduate education, and public scholarship. Events are free and open to the public. For directions and transit, click here.

Spring Quarter Events:

April 20, 2015 Nicholas Paige (Berkeley), “From Examples to Samples: Quantifying the Fictionality of the French Novel,” 4:30 PM, Communications Building 202

April 27, 2015 Jeffrey Schnapp (Harvard), “Print in the Digital Age” and Screening: Cold Storage, 3:30 PM, Communications Building 202

May 14, 2015 Janice Radway (Northwestern), “Riot Grrrl History, Underground Itineraries, and Girl Zine Networks: Unruly Subjects in the 1990s and Beyond,” 3:30 PM, HUB 145

For a full list of the year’s lectures, see our News & Events page.

Histories and Futures of Reading is sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, the Textual Studies Program, the Departments of English, Comparative Literature, Communication, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, French & Italian Studies, Asian Languages & Literature, the South Asia Center, the Hilen Endowment, and Modern Language Quarterly.

Contact: Jeffrey Todd Knight (English) and Geoffrey Turnovsky (French & Italian)


Latest News

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    Coming to UW May 15-16: MLQ-hosted conference Scale and Value: New Digital Approaches to Literary History. See http://scaleandvalue.tumblr.com for schedule, paper abstracts, and information on presenters, including Jim English, Günter Leypoldt, Hoyt Long, Heather Love, Laura Mandell, Sharon Marcus, Mark McGurl, Richard Jean So, and Ted Underwood.

  • Modern Language Quarterly Conference on Digital Approaches to Literary Historycover_new

    On May 15-16, 2015, Modern Language Quarterly will host "Scale and Value: New Digital Approaches to Literary History" at the University of Washington. The keynote speaker will be Mark McGurl (Stanford), and confirmed participants include James English (Penn), Ted Underwood (Illinois), Günter Leypoldt (Heidelberg), Hoyt Long (Chicago), Heather Love (Penn), Laura Mandell (Texas A&M), Sharon…

  • Thomas Lockwood wins Robert Lowry Patten Award9780199257911

    The editors of SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 have announced the second annual Robert Lowry Patten Award, this year for the most outstanding recent contribution to Restoration and eighteenth-century British literary studies, will go to Textual Studies Program participating faculty member Thomas Lockwood (English) for his Henry Fielding Plays, Vol. 3: 1734-1742 (Oxford UP). The…

  • CFP: Society for Textual Scholarship, March 20-22, 2014 in SeattleW

    The Society for Textual Scholarship’s 2014 International Interdisciplinary Conference, "Textual Scholarship Across the Disciplines," will take place March 20-22 at the University of Washington, Seattle. See here for the Call for Papers. Deadline for Proposals: November 1, 2013.

  • Affect & Audience in the Digital Age, Simpson Center for the Humanities, October 18, 2013aa1

    This one-day symposium on digitally mediated poetics, co-organized by Textual Studies affiliate faculty member, Brian Reed (English), will include a special exhibition at the UW Book Arts Collection in Allen Library and a number of invited presentations relevant to the program. Registration is requested. For more information, see the Simpson Center event page here.