The Newberry Library Seminar in
Early American History and Culture
Co-Sponsored by the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, Northern Illinois University, and DePaul University
Thursday, January 19, 2006, 5:30-7:00pm
The Newberry Library
Positioning the Word in Early New England
Matt Cohen, Duke University
The expansion of comparative colonial and indigenous studies has been coeval with, but not in dialog with, the flowering of book history. This paper traces the historiography of this gap and the disciplinary investments that structure it, outlining what the new history of the book might look like in the case of New England before the printing press. What shared methodological space could be established between approaches to textuality developed by the history of the book and those from colonial and indigenous studies?
Admission is free, pre-registration is required. To register and receive copies of the paper, e-mail Ginger Shulick at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 312.255.3524.
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