This year, our Beyond the Page public programming series explores the history and future of the book. Join us for a discussion with Jesse R. Erickson, Ph.D., MLIS, about the book as a cultural object with an ability to shape history. He looks at details like paper, binding, and typography to push back against the collective tendency to reduce race—in terms of both the body and the book—into neatly defined categories.
Dr. Erickson is the Coordinator of Special Collections and Digital Humanities, Assistant Professor in the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center at the University of Delaware. His research specializations are in ethnobibliography, alternative printing and non-canonical textuality, African American print culture, and the transnational printing history of the works of Ouida.
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