"Ephemera: Impermanent Works in the Literary and Visual Culture of the Long Eighteenth Century" is the theme of a two-day symposium at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., New York, NY, March 13-14, 2009. The program will begin at 4:00 pm on the 13th with a panel discussion of curators, archivists and literary historian Patricia Fumerton (UCSB) on the potential of ephemeral materials to enrich historical and literary research. A lecture and performance of traditional ballads by Ruth Perry (MIT) will follow. The March 14th program will begin at 9:45 and continue until 4:00 pm. Speakers will be drawn from the disciplines of literary studies, art history, and history. Plenary speaker will be Adam Fox (Edinburgh).
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