The 2009-10 series continues on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 with Thierry Rigogne from the History Department at Fordham University. His talk, “Writing About Coffee, Reading In Cafés: Literature and Coffeehouses in Early Modern France” will explore the connections between cafés and literature in seventeenth and eighteenth-century France, a time during which they shaped each other’s development and created the figure of the literary café.
Following the February 10 event, Michael Suarez, S.J., Professor of English, University Professor, and Director of Rare Book School, University of Virginia will speak on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 on "The Two Futures of Book History." Michael Suarez, co-General Editor of The Oxford Companion to the Book, will offer a talk on the state of the discipline and where it might go.
The third event in the series, “Forged In Fire: The Jefferson Collection At The Library Of Congress” will feature Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, on Tuesday, March 23.
The series will continue Tuesday, April 6, 2010 with Ivan Lupić, Department of English & Comparative Literature, Columbia University speaking on “Shakespeare, Milton, and the Battle of the Books.”
On Tuesday, April 20, 2010 type designer and book artist Russell Maret will discuss “Notes of an Alphabetical Fetishist: Lettered in Rome.”