The Stolen Texts of Molière
July 12, 2005 3:30 p.m.
Beinecke Library, Rooms 38 & 39
In conjunction with the exhibition: The Stolen Texts of Molière: Plagiarized, Pirated and Misappropriated works from the Walter L. Pforzheimer Collection, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is hosting a program of two short talks on literary theft and piracy. The speakers will describe Molière's problems with stolen manuscripts and illegal copies, and how he attempted to combat them. They will also address how pirated copies were published and distributed, and discuss how we can identify them today.
Introduction by Julia Prest, Assistant Professor of French, Yale University
Molière's Early Plays and the Pirates who loved them
Presented by Michael Call, Ph.D. candidate, French Department, Yale University
Identifying the Illegal Publishers of Molière
Presented by Eva Guggemos, Acquisitions Assistant, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
A small reception will follow the lecture to kick-off the opening of the exhibition.