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"How Many Chaucerians Does It Take To Count to Ten?", Horrors of the Obvious in Humanities Research: History of the Book Talk & Seminar

October 19, 2015

The Beinecke Library is delighted to announce the first event of its speaker series for this year, a public lecture followed by a seminar with Joseph Dane (Professor of English, USC).

On Wednesday, October 28, he will deliver a lecture, "How Many Chaucerians Does it Take to Count to Ten? Horrors of the Obvious in Humanities Research," and on Thursday, October 29, he will join us in a seminar environment to discuss an essay titled "The Haunting of Suckling's Fragmenta Aurea (1646)," attached to this message alongside some supplementary reading from his book Blind Impressions.

Medieval studies graduate student Emily Ulrich will start our Thursday discussion with a prepared response. These events are sure to be great, and we hope to see you at one or both.​

The Yale Program in the History of the Book brings together scholars across disciplines to explore the materiality of the written word over time and across cultures.