Reading, Writing, Printing

Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 5:00pmSaturday, 21 April 2018 - 2:30pm

Class of 1978 Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

Reading, Writing, Printing

A Conference in Honor of Peter Stallybrass


Organized by the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Please join us for a conference in celebration of the career of Peter Stallybrass, Annenberg Professor in the Humanities, Professor of English, and Director of the Workshop in the History of Material Texts at the University of Pennsylvania. We will gather to honor Peter's immense contributions to scholarship and to all of our intellectual lives by exchanging new ideas, fostering new collaborations, and, in keeping with Peter's style, eating and drinking together. Featuring a keynote address from Margreta de Grazia, "The Rise and Fall of Shakespeare's Chronology," as well as panels on 'Manuscript and Print', 'Shakespeare and Early Modern Theater', 'Reading, Commonplacing, Noting', ' Sheets, Pamphlets, Books', Undergraduate exhibits and talks, featuring the work of the Penn Manuscript Collective, and demonstrations and hands-on printing from The Common Press.


Cosponsored by the Penn School of Arts and Sciences, Penn Office of the Provost, the Annenberg School for Communication, Classical Studies, Germanic Languages and Literatures, History, History of Art, Jewish Studies, the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Mary H. and Lawrence W. Pollack, the University of Pennsylvania Press, and the Wolf Humanities Center. Special thanks to David Comberg and Faith Padgett of The Common Press.

Event is free and open to the public.
Pre-registration required (please show photo ID at entrance).

More Information

In 2002-03, Peter Stallybrass was Topic Director for the Penn Humanities Forum's year on The Book, and in 2003-04, he served as Acting Director of the Penn Humanities Forum.

"Making the Most of the Material Past," Beth Kephart, The Pennsylvania Gazette, 2002.