Our first guest of the Doctoral Course Histories and Theories of Reading is Martin Eisner (Duke University), who will be talking about his research on the works of Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, authorship of the vernacular, and the history of the book and media. His new project is on Dante and the afterlife of the book in which he joins material philology with intellectual history. He will also discuss his ongoing Dante’s Library digital humanities project which tries to reconsider what Dante’s books might tell us about how Dante read, what materials he might have encountered and how these materials might have influenced his reading practice.
Tuesday, 6 October, 2015, 9:30 am – Faculty of Arts & Philosophy Library ‘Zaal Mortier’: preparatory session.
Tuesday, 13 October, 2015, 9:30 am – Faculty of Arts & Philosophy Library ‘Zaal Mortier’: session with Martin Eisner.