Randall McLeod | Yale Book History Lecture
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
121 Wall St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Yale Program in the History of the Book
Professor Randall McLeod
Department of English, University of Toronto
Lecture: "De motu textus," Wednesday, November 6, 4:30 pm
Seminar: Thursday, November 7, 5:00 pm
With his characteristic combination of intensely playful and focused scholarship, Professor McLeod takes a moment in early Renaissance printing to examine the integral relationship of text and type, meaning and production in the printing of three early editions of Petrarch. The Yale Program in the History of the Book brings together scholars across disciplines to explore the materiality of the written word over time and across cultures.
A collaboration between Yale's Department of English and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, it offers seminar meetings for the Yale community and a series of public lectures by speakers across the field of book history. The Program is organized by David Scott Kastan, Chair (George M. Bodman Professor of English Literature, Yale Department of English); Kathryn James (Curator of Early Modern Books and Manuscripts and the Osborn Collection, Beinecke Library); and Aaron Pratt (Ph.D. student, Yale Department of English).