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47. Old Books and New Tools

Thursday, 5 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 606, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Sarah Werner, Folger Shakespeare Library

Sarah Werner's Annotation:
A longer description of the session and, eventually, links to speakers' presentations, can be found online:

Speakers: Katherine D. Harris, San José State Univ.; Jeffrey Knight, Univ. of Washington, Seattle; Matt Thomas, Univ. of Iowa; Whitney Trettien, Duke Univ.; Meg Worley, Palo Alto, CA

Katherine D. Harris's Annotation:

Session Description:

This roundtable will consider how the categories of old books and new tools might illuminate each other. Speakers will provide individual reflections on their experiences with old books and new tools before opening up the conversation to the theoretical and practical concerns driving the use and interactions of the two.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – History of the Book, Reception Theory, Comparison with Other Media, and Performance

  • The Profession – Research and Bibliography

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