Houghton-Medieval Studies Workshop in Early Book History


Thursday, March 23, 2017, 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Houghton Library Seminar Room (2nd floor)

Julian Weiss (King's College London), Creating Vernacular 'Literature' in Renaissance Spain and Portugal. A workshop exploring how paratexts (prologues, glosses, commentaries) and the layout of manuscripts and early printed books helped to construct ideas of authorship and canonicity, and to create the conditions for the emergence of the idea of a national 'literature' before the term 'literature' itself was coined. Space in the workshop is limited; to reserve a place, please email Monique Duhaime (duhaime@fas.harvard.edu) with "afternoon workshop registration" in the subject line, and your full name in the body of the message..