Book History Colloquium: “Candide in the Preserving Machine”

Since its initial publication in 1759, Voltaire’s Candide has been criticized, imitated, excerpted into shorter set-pieces, inspired renunciations and sequels, illustrated more than a hundred times by artists both anonymous and famous, sung as musical theater and comic opera, and canonized as a national treasure and an outstanding contribution to world literature. In this talk, […]

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Butler Library 75th Anniversary, Tell Us “Your Stories”

In celebration of Butler Library's 75th anniversary, we are pleased to present Butler 75, an online exhibition of Butler Library, 1934 – 2009. The exhibition features images from the University Archives highlighting the construction, art and architecture of Butler Library, and the people who've used and enjoyed the library over the years. You can also […]

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Book History Colloquium: “The Creation of a Photographic Book in 1866” with Claudia Funke

The Book History Colloquium is pleased to announce "The Creation of a Photographic Book in 1866: P.B. Wight’s National Academy of Design." In this talk, Claudia Funke, Curator of Rare Books at Avery, will explore the fascinating and rich circumstances of this unusual publication, including contemporaneous photographic commerce and book publishing; aesthetic theory and artistic […]

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“Lipstick Traces: Live”

In Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century, Greil Marcus delved into the cross-currents, tangles, and whirlpools that made such vastly different movements as dada, lettrism, the Situationist International, and punk part of a single current. To mark the just-published 20th-anniversary edition of the book, Columbia University, in partnership with the ARChive of […]

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Book History Colloquium: “The Eleven Texts of Frankenstein”

The Book History Colloquium is pleased to announce the third event in the series, “Eleven Texts of Frankenstein: From the Hypothetical Ur-Text and “Original” Draft to the Published Editions of 1818 and 1823 and 1831” will feature Charles E. Robinson, Professor of English at the University of Delaware. This event is free and open to […]

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