Artists, desecrators, and nineteenth century scrapbook makers have borrowed the form and prestige of existing books to make their own creations. This talk discusses nineteenth century scrapbooks in relation to other ways people have created and reused books. It draws on Ellen Gruber Garvey's research for her new book, Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance. Examples of scrapbooks from Special Collections will be on view to compliment this engaging presentation.
7 pm to 9 pm, University of Washington Libraries, Maps/Special Collections classroom, located on the basement of Suzzallo Library
About the speaker: Ellen Gruber Garvey is the author of The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture (both Oxford University Press). She is Professor of English at New Jersey City University, where she co-edits the journal Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy. She is the winner of numerous fellowships and awards.
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