European studies blog

23 May 2014

Seminar on Textual Bibliography for Modern Foreign Languages

The annual Seminar on Textual Bibliography for Modern Foreign Languages will take place at the British Library on Monday 2 June in the Eliot Room of the Library’s Conference Centre.

Despite its rather specific title, the seminar always covers a range of topics in the fields of bibliography, printing, book history and publishing history, and this year we have a typically varied and interesting programme:

11.00     Registration and Coffee

11.45    ELIZABETH UPPER (Warburg Institute, University of London), Reconstructing Early Modern Workshop Practice for Colour Printing, c.1490-1630

12.30 Lunch (Own arrangements).

1.45   JOHN DUNKLEY, The Marriage of Gradgrind and Marple: Editing Eighteenth-Century French plays

2.30  GRAHAM WHITAKER  (University of Glasgow), The ‘Science of Antiquity’ and the Nineteenth-Century Periodical in Germany.

3.15  Tea

3.45  NEIL HARRIS (University of Udine), Press Variants and Cancellantia in the First Edition of Alessandro Manzoni’s Promessi sposi (1825-26)

4.30 AENGUS WARD  (University of Birmingham), Editing Alfonso X’s Estoria de Espanna

The Seminar will end at 5.15 pm.

The seminar is open to all and attendance is free, but please let Susan Reed ([email protected]) know if you would like to attend.

Illustration showing various stages of the printing process in the 17th centuryPrinters at work; detail from the titlepage of Bernardus Mallinckrodt, De ortu ac progressu artis typographicæ dissertatio historica ... (Cologne, 1640)  C.75.b.17.(1.)



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