mercredi 3 mars 2010

Conférence d'histoire du livre

Communication de Claire Parfait, université Paris 13

Conférence organisée par le CRIDAF (université Paris 13, Claire Parfait) et le LARCA (université Paris-Diderot, groupe de recherche LIVE)

Leah Price, professeur à Harvard, donnera une conférence intitulée

Force-reading in Victorian Britain

le 12 mars 2010 à 14h30
UFR Etudes anglophones, 8-10 rue Charles V, 75004 Paris (salle à préciser)

Leah Price is Professor of English at Harvard University, where she also holds the Harvard College Professorship. She teaches the novel, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British culture, narrative theory, gender studies, and the history of books and reading.
She is Senior Advisor in the Humanities at the Radcliffe Institute as well as a supervisor of the English Institute; she also directs (together with Ann Blair) the faculty seminar on the History of the Book at the Harvard Humanities Center.
Price's books include The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel and (co-edited with Pamela Thurschwell) Literary Secretaries/Secretarial Culture; she has also edited (with Seth Lerer) a special issue of PMLA on The History of the Book and the Idea of Literature. She writes on old and new media for the New York Times Book Review, the London Review of Books, and the Boston Globe. She is working on two books, Reader's Block: Unread Books in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Princeton UP, 2011) and A Short History of Shorthand (also due from Princeton, hopefully in 2012). Her next project, Reading for Life, charts the rise of "bibliotherapy" in twenty-first-century America.

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