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Popularity & the Book

A Graduate Student Colloquium at the University of Toronto

Keynote Speaker: Peter W.M. Blayney (University of Toronto, Distinguished Fellow of the Folger  Shakespeare Library)

Thursday 22 March, 2007
Upper Library, Massey College

4 Devonshire Place (at Hoskin Ave., east of St. George)
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Program

2:00

Student Panel

 

Lindsay Ann Reid (University of Toronto): “Permeable Heroines: Ovidian Characters, Popularity, and Genre in the Sixteenth Century”

Heather Ann Ladd (University of Toronto): “Merit Despis'd, or Nonsense Rewarded: Translating Popularity in Henry Fielding's The Author's Farce

Scott McLaren (University of Toronto): “Methodological Approaches to Defining Non-Literary Canons: A Case Study of Popular Literature Among Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Methodists”

Geoffrey Little (University of Toronto): “Reading the Royal Family”

 

   

4:00

Keynote Address

 

Peter W.M. Blayney: “Nothing Succeeds like Succession: The Runaway Bestseller of 1603”

 

5:00-6:00

Closing Reception

   

Event sponsored by the Toronto Centre for the Book and the Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture

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