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378. Destruction and Revitalization

Sunday, 10 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., McHenry, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Bibliography and Textual Studies

Presiding: Phillip Round, Univ. of Iowa

1. "Finding and Founding a City on a Hill: Recovering Winthrop in the Nineteenth Century," Abram Van Engen, Washington Univ. in St. Louis

2. "The Blank Archive," Matthew P. Brown, Univ. of Iowa

3. "'Rente the leef out of the booke': Caxton's Strategic Book Destruction and Remaking," A. E. B. Coldiron, Florida State Univ.

4. "Authorship and Victorian Recycling," Troy Boone, Univ. of Pittsburgh


  • General Literature – History of the Book, Reception Theory, Comparison with Other Media, and Performance

  • The Profession – Research and Bibliography

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