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OPENING LECTURE

Thursday, September 27th

Nicholson Baker, author of The Size of Thoughts and The Double Fold and a staunch defender of paper objects, will give a public lecture at the Blanton Auditorium. Brian Sweany, Deputy Editor of Texas Monthly magazine, moderates.

Friday, September 28th

Books under the Microscope demo at the Visualization Lab, 2-3:00pm in ACES 2.404a


PRESERVERS

Thursday, October 25th: Prothro Theater, Harry Ransom Center at 7 pm (open to the public, reception to follow)

The first public panel presentation brings together Nicolas Barker, editor of The Book Collector, Kathleen Rooney, poet, writer, and founding editor of Rose Metal Press, and Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, to discuss the ways books are preserved by such radically diverse forces as private collectors, changing technologies, The Oprah Book Club, and major libraries. Preservers panel will be moderated by Elizabeth McCracken, James A. Michener Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Texas at Austin.

Friday, October 26th: Breakout sessions (open to the public, limited seating)

Michael Witmore, 10:30-12pm in Architecture building GOL 3.120 (no RSVP necessary; contact Matt Cohen with questions)
Nicolas Barker, 12-1:15pm in HRC Denius (contact Michael Winship via fateofthebook@gmail.com)
Books under the Microscope demo, Visualization Lab 2-3, in ACES 2.404a (RSVP to fateofthebook@gmail.com)
Kathleen Rooney, 3-4:30 in the Atwood Library, CAL 300 (contact Coleman Hutchison)


TRANSFORMERS

Thursday, November 29th: Prothro Theater, Harry Ransom Center at 7 pm (open to the public, reception to follow)

This panel is a conversation about the ways technology has transformed the book, featuring Bob Stein, founder and co-director of the Institute for the Future of the Book, Daniel Raff, who teaches at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and novelist Paul La Farge, author of the hypertext Luminous Airplanes (2011). Molly Schwartzburg, curator of the Small Special Collections at the University of Virginia, will moderate the Transformers panel.

Friday, November 30th: Breakout sessions (open to the public; RSVP to fateofthebook@gmail.com)

Daniel Raff, 10:30-1200pm in Atwood Library, CAL 300 (with Michael Winship)
Bob Stein, 11:00-12:00pm in HRC Denius (with Donna Kornhaber)
Paul La Farge, 11:00-12:15pm in Parlin 312 (with Heather Houser & Allen MacDuffie)
Books under the Microscope demo, 2-3 in Visualization Lab, ACES 2.404a
Daniel Raff at British Studies, 3:00 in Tom Lea Room, HRC 3.206 

ACADEMICS

Thursday, February 28th: Prothro Theater, Harry Ransom Center at 7 pm (open to the public, reception to follow)

This panel will focus on the status of the academic monograph and published research, with William Chace, former president of Wesleyan University and Emory University, Elaine Treharne, professor of English at Stanford University, and Eric Rasmussen, rare book collector and editor of the RSC Shakespeare editions. Douglas Bruster, University of Texas at Austin professor of English, will serve as moderator for the Academics panel.

Friday, March 1st: Breakout sessions (open to the public, limited seating; RSVP to fateofthebook@gmail.com)

Elaine Treharne, 9-10:30am in Atwood Library, CAL 300 (with Dan Birkholz)
Eric Rasmussen, 10:30-11:30am in Parlin 312 ""Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the First Folio (but were afraid to ask)" (with Doug Bruster)
William Chace, 11:00-12:15pm in Atwood Library, CAL 300 (with Martin Kevorkian)
Books under the Microscope demo, 2-3 in Visualization Lab, ACES 2.404a  


PFORZHEIMER LECTURE

Thursday, April 4th: Prothro Theater, Harry Ransom Center at 7pm (open to the public, reception to follow)

Michael Suarez, director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, will give the Pforzheimer lecture, "Geometries of the Book: Preservers, Transformers, Academics," at the Harry Ransom Center, which will serve as the capstone of our TILTS program.

Friday April 5th: Breakout session (open to the public, limited seating; RSVP to fateofthebook@gmail.com)

Michael Suarez, 10:00am in Atwood Library, CAL 300 (with Michael Winship)


PERFORMER

Tuesday, April 30thGeology Building, JGB 2.324 at 7 pm (open to the public, limited seating)

See and hear Baba Brinkman bring Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to life through gritty hip-hop storytelling and live turntablism. Baba will be accompanied by DJ and beat maker Mr. Simmonds.   Their off-Broadway show premiered in 2011 at the Soho Playhouse in New York City, and has been a hit at literature festivals and university campuses around the globe.

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