Disseminated and re-circulated: popular culture in script and print

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United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
British History / Studies, Childhood and Education, Cultural History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Popular Culture Studies

Looking at diverse forms of script and print, from bestsellers and children's books to scrapbooks, educational ephemera and civic documents, this colloquium will examine how print and manuscript cultures enabled and influenced the dissemination, absorption and recirculation of popular culture - broadly defined - with eighteenth century audiences of different ages and conditions, reflecting popular interpretations, playing to popular taste and addressing every conceivable subject.

Speakers: Kathryn Gleadle, Andrea Immel, Mark Jenner, Freyja Cox Jensen, James Raven (moderator), Catriona Seth, Jill Shefrin, Tessa Whitehouse

Organiser: Jill Shefrin, Senior Research Associate,Trinity College, University of Toronto (2017 Royal Bank of Canada Visiting Fellow, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford)

For more information, please download the disseminated and re-circulated event programme.

The colloquium is made possible by generous funding from the RBC Foundation, supporting the RBC Foundation-Bodleian Fellowships for research in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries.


Contact Info: 

Janet Walwyn, Academic Events Administrator
The Bodleian Libraries
Weston Library, Room 1:13
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG
Tel: 44 01865 287156