What Are You Reading? Part 1: The Secret Lives of Texts

Date(s) - 12/10/2011
6:00 pm

National Library of Scotland


In three short talks at the National Library of Scotland, scholars from the University of Edinburgh explore the strange and complex lives of three famous works. They will explain how these works came into existence, what technologies were used, and the expectations that their original authors and readers might have held. We will talk about the social assumptions and practical possibilities that influenced these books and created their different versions.

William Shakespeare, Hamlet (Dr James Loxley)
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (Dr Jonathan Wild)
James Joyce, Ulysses (Dr Lee Spinks)

The event is free, but places must be booked beforehand at:http://www.nls.uk/events#oct12

This is the first of a three-talk series, ‘What are you Reading?’, organised by SWINC and the NLS.

Series sponsored by Edinburgh University and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.