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February 2016


Bonnie Mak (Illinois and Penn State)

February 3, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Virginia Jackson (UC Irvine) and Yopie Prins (Michigan)

February 29, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


May 2016


Siân Echard (UBC) and Alexandra Gillespie (Toronto)

May 6, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Michael Papio (UMass Amherst)

May 12, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


April 2017


Rachel Sagner Buurma (Swarthmore), “The Preparation of the Victorian Novel and the Preparation of the Topic Model”

April 27, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Rachel Sagner Buurma (Swathmore)

Rachel Sagner Buurma (Swarthmore) will be giving a talk entitled "The Preparation of the Victorian Novel and the Preparation of the Topic Model" for the Material Texts Colloquium. All are welcome. April 27, 2017 at 3:30pm, Petersen Room in Allen Library. Abstract: In this talk I draw together the research practices of Victorian novelists with the research practices of digital humanists to ask what we might learn by seeing them both as part of a longer history of literary research. Following…

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May 2017


Daniel Shore (Georgetown)

May 18, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Daniel Shore (Georgetown) will be giving a talk on language beyond the lexicon for the Material Texts Colloquium. May 18, 2017, 3:30pm, Communications 202.

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Scott Trudell (Maryland)

May 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Scott Trudell (Maryland) will be giving a talk for the Material Texts Colloquium. May 23rd, 4:00pm, Location TBD.

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March 2018


Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University)

March 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Shakespeare’s Language: New Perspectives via Corpus-Based Approaches The study of Shakespeare’s language has not made full use of the digital resources found in electronic databases and corpora and their methodologies, methods that infuse the making of today’s dictionaries, grammars, and much of historical linguistics. The Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare’s Language project embraces these methods. This presentation will be a whistle-stop tour of some of the results flowing from the project along with associated methodological issues. It will discuss Shakespeare’s neologisms; word-meanings and collocations;…

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Roger Chartier (Penn)

March 29 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

“Memory and Forgetting in Don Quixote. Crossed Readings: Cervantes, Ricœur, Borges and Freud”  In Don Quixote, words are never safe from the perils of disappearance: manuscripts are lost as are poems written on trees. Librillos de memoria must be erased and memories often fail to remember. Cervantes' book is haunted by the tensions between traces and erasure, remembrances and anamnesis, collective memory and individual forgetfulness. In this lecture I would try to illuminate these Cervantine oppositions, reading them with the categories proposed by Freud and…

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May 2018


John Maxwell and Alessandra Bordini (Simon Fraser University)

May 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Beyond Access: Remediating and Curating Simon Fraser University Library’s Aldines Online Aldus@SFU is the digital home of Simon Fraser University Library’s Wosk–McDonald Aldine Collection – a remarkable selection of sixteenth-century editions from the press of Aldus Manutius (ca. 1451 – 1515), Renaissance Italy’s most innovative publisher. In addition to showcasing fully digitized volumes from the collection, the web-based resource features a range of interpretive material contextualizing Aldus’ works and achievements as a printer and scholar. Currently the world’s richest online…

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