History of the Book: Deidre Lynch and Katie Trumpener

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (BRBL ), Mezzanine See map
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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Deidre Lynch (Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature, Harvard) is interested in eighteenth-century and Romantic-period British literature and culture; the theory and history of the novel; the Gothic; the Enlightenment; book history and the history of reading; affect theory; history of English studies.

Katie Trumpener (Emily Sanford Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Yale) works across the modern period (late eighteenth century to the present), with particular interests in the history of the British and European novel; anglophone fiction (especially Scotland, Ireland, Canada); European film history; literature’s relationship to social and cultural history, visual culture and music; nationalism, regionalism and traditionalism’;  literature/culture of WWI, WWII and the Cold War; history of children’s literature eighteenth century-present; women novelists. She is currently researching the institutionalization of Marxist aesthetics in postwar Central Europe.