CfP: Voices and Books, 1500-1800

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BARS members might be interested in the culminating conference of the AHRC Voices and Books project, which will take place in Newcastle in July (details below). Be aware, however, that the dates clash with Romantic Imprints, so if you’re planning on joining us in Cardiff, you may have to sit this one out.

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July 16th-18th 2015

Newcastle University and City Library, Newcastle

Organiser: Jennifer Richards (Newcastle University) with Helen Stark, (Newcastle University) and Richard Wistreich (Royal College of Music)

Keynote Speakers:
Heidi Brayman Hackel (University of California, Riverside)
Anne Karpf (London Metropolitan University)
Christopher Marsh (Queen’s University, Belfast) with The Carnival Band
Perry Mills, Director of Edward’s Boys (King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon)

Although it is often acknowledged that early modern books were routinely read aloud we know relatively little about this. Oral reading is not embedded as an assumption in existing scholarship. On the contrary, over the last two decades it is the studious and usually silent reader, pen in hand, who has been placed centre stage. This conference aims to: explore the kind of evidence and research methods that might help us to recover this …read more