Premodern Books as Inhabited Objects

Wed December 1st 2021, 12:00 - 1:15pm
Event Sponsor
Pigott 252

Hybrid format. Join via Zoom (password: 860160) or join us in 260-252 (The German Studies Library). Please bring your Stanford Health Check and wear a face mask while in the building. This event is organized by the Center for Medieval and Modern Studies. For more information, please contact meagank [at] (Meagan Khoury).


About this talk: This talk will outline the central book historical thesis of Professor Treharne's recently published Oxford University Press book, Perceptions of Medieval Manuscripts: The Phenomenal Book. She'll discuss how this has inspired new research on medieval women scribes, categories of description in medieval literary cultures, and elitism in the field of Medieval (and Early Modern) Studies at large.

About the speaker: Elaine Treharne, FSA, FRHistS, FEA, FSLW, is Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities and Professor of English. She works on the long history of technologies of text and is a former director of CESTA.