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Book Studies events, deadlines, and other happenings of note

 

Fall 2014

 

Robert Seydel: The Eye in Matter

September 2 - December 15, 2014

Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library, Smith College

An exhibition of collages, drawings, and literary notebooks by Robert Seydel (1960-2011). For more information call x2906.

 

Opening of the Robert Seydel Reading Room at Hampshire College

Friday, September 12, 2014, 4:00 pm

Hampshire College Library

First in a series of local events honoring the life and work of Robert Seydel.

 

Roundtable discussion on Robert Seydel and his work

With Lisa Pearson and Richard Kraft (Siglio Books), Guy Pettit (Flying Object), and Peter Gizzi (poet)

Monday, September 29, 2014, 6:00 pm

Browsing Room, Neilson Library, Smith College

The curators of Robert Seydel: The Eye in Matter will discuss Seydel's unusual combination of writing and visual art. The roundtable will be followed by a reception and viewing of the exhibition in the Book Arts Gallery at 7:00.

 

The Annual McGrath Lecture in Contemporary Book Arts

Michael Kuch of Double Elephant Press

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 4:00 pm

Browsing Room, Neilson Library, Smith College

Kuch will give an overview of his 20-year career as an artist, printmaker and letterpress printer. Reception to follow in the Book Arts Gallery and in the Mortimer Rare Book Room, where there will be an exhibition of Kuch's work.

 

Book History Seminar

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

UMass Center for Renaissance Studies

Program TBA

 

Presentation of the Book Studies Concentration

Monday, October 20, 2014, 5:00 pm

Mortimer Rare Book Room, Neilson Library

Hear and see what it's all about. Meet members of the advisory committee and some current students. All your questions cheerfully answered!

 

The Edward Taylor Symposium

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Browsing Room, Neilson Library, Smith College

Among other presentations, one by Martin Antonetti on 17th-century American libraries, and Taylor's in particular.

 

Deadline for applications to the Book Studies Concentration

Monday, November 3, 2014, 5:00 pm

Notifications in time for spring registration in the week of November 10.

 

Seminar on Word and Image

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA

Program TBA

 

For further information

For information on any of these events, or for help in applying to the concentration, contact Barbara Blumenthal, the adminstrative assistant, at x2906 or bblument@smith.edu.