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The Renaissances Graduate Research Series: "History and Formalism"



Jessica Beckman and Molly Murray


Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 6:00pm






The Renaissances Graduate Research Series: "History and Formalism"

For the second event of our Renaissances Graduate Research Series, a series of conversations between advanced Ph.D. students at Stanford and interlocutors of their work, Jessica Beckman, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at Stanford, and Molly Murray, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, at Columbia University, will discuss Beckman’s dissertation project: "The Mind's Eye: Vision, Text, and Thought in Early Modern English Print."
Beckman studies literary formalism, print technology, and the history of reading in early modern England. In her discussion with Professor Murray, she wishes to reflect on how the study of literary form can be reconsidered through an expanded archive that embraces the contingent circumstances and multiple agents involved in 16th and 17th century literary production. 
The event will take place on Thursday, April 4, in 260-216, from 6 to 8pm. 
Jessica Beckman and Molly Murray will briefly present their works in progress: selections from Beckman’s dissertation chapter entitled "Reading in Space", and Professor Murray’s book introduction “Writing the Prison in Early Modern England." These presentations will set up points of intersection between the two projects and we will then open the floor to discussion and questions.
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