Feminist Bibliography Workshop

Feminist Bibliography Workshop

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)
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The Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street Southeast
Washington, District of Columbia, United States 20003

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The study of how books were made and how we interpret the signs of their making has been shaped predominantly by men. And while scholars and librarians are increasingly interested in women in the book trades, we still need to consider what a feminist praxis of studying the making of books could be. This three-hour workshop will draw on the Folger's collections in order to collectively consider how feminist theory can shape the questions we ask of material texts and the pedagogies we use to introduce them. The workshop will not be teaching or reviewing the basics of bibliography; a prior familiarity with the subject or a comfort with not understanding physical bibliography will be needed.

BSA members are encouraged to attend, but membership in the Society is not required. If you are interested in joining a growing, inter-disciplinary and inter-professional community of bibliographers and book historians, please find information about membership here.

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Portrait of Sarah WernerSarah Werner is an independent scholar of book history, early modern culture, and digital media based in Washington DC. She is the author of the recently published Studying Early Printed Books 1450–1800: A Practical Guide and the newly launched EarlyPrintedBooks.com. In combination, the two works provide an introduction to how books were made in the hand-press period and how we can study them today. Her 2018 APHA Lieberman Lecture on a feminist praxis for studying printing is part of a project to expand how we teach bibliography and who we invite into the field of book studies

location

The Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street Southeast
Washington, District of Columbia, United States 20003

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Event hosted by

The Bibliographical Society of America
P.O. Box 1537, Lenox Hill Station
New York, NY, 10021
Erin Schreiner, Executive Director
bsa@bibsocamer.org

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