On Saturday, February 1, the Special Collections Libraries at UGA will host a book symposium, Enacting the Future. The symposium is sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the University of Georgia Libraries, the Department of English, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Grady College, and the Department of Theatre & Film Studies.
A panel of UGA faculty members will present short papers. On the panel will be Grace Ahn from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Karin Myhre from Comparative Literature, and Fran Teague from Theatre & Film Studies. Q&A will follow.
Our featured speaker is Katherine Rowe. Dr. Rowe is Professor of English at Bryn Mawr College. She is a Shakespeare scholar whose research investigates the history of reading, writing and performance, from the Renaissance to the digital age; and media history and adaptation. She is also co-founder of Luminary Digital Media, a small commercial publisher of next-generation mobile reading experiences. https://luminarydigitalmedia.com/ . Q&A will follow.
Following a lunch break, there will be a gallery talk by the graduate student curators of an exhibit of Renaissance books, Books in Action. Following the gallery talk, we will take a look at some books relating to performance from the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
All symposium events are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Hull Street parking deck. The Special Collections Library is at 300 S. Hull St., Athens, GA. If you’d like more information, please contact Anne DeVine, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us for one or all events, and share this information with anyone else who might be interested.