Pondering on Paratext

Pondering on Paratext Part 1

2:30pm - 4:00pm / Wednesday 24th February 2021 / Online event
Type: Webinar / Category: Department / Series: Eighteenth-century worlds
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The Eighteenth-Century Paratext Research Network is delighted to announce an interdisciplinary seminar duology hosted in connection with the Eighteenth-Century Worlds Research Centre, Liverpool. This series will explore new research into key paratextual areas, featuring invited presentations from some of the most innovative and exciting scholars currently working in the field of paratextual studies.

Each seminar will feature two speakers, take place via Zoom, and last no longer than 90 minutes. There will be an opportunity for some discussion and Q&A following the presenters’ talks. Registration is via Eventbrite, with the link to the online meeting delivered on the day of the seminar.

24 February, Wednesday 2.30-4pm (GMT) - Speakers: Dr Dennis Duncan and Dr Kathleen Keown

Dr Dennis Duncan is a Lecturer in English Literature at University College London and co-editor (with Adam Smyth) of the pioneering anthology Book Parts (Oxford, 2019), which incorporated essays from academics around the world to offer a concise and accessible history of all forms of printed paratext. He is currently completing a history of the book index from the middle ages to the age of the Kindle, which is due for publication with Penguin later this year.

Dr Kathleen Keown is an Early Career Researcher who recently completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford, with a thesis exploring how literary sociability influenced the writing, publication, and reception of eighteenth-century women’s poetry. As part of this project, she has conducted extensive research into the subscription campaigns (and paratextual subscription lists) of women poets, and has presented on this topic at a number of conferences and seminars. She is currently preparing her first monograph for publication, entitled Sociable Productions: Women’s Poetry and the Print Marketplace, 1700-1760, and is a Section Editor for the Elizabeth Montagu Correspondence Online.

Registration is via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pondering-on-paratext-seminar-1-tickets-138039524935?aff=erelpanelorg