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An Evening with Leah Price at NYU's Fales Library, April 2nd

March 19, 2014

The Fales Lecture in English and American Literature,
''Books as Social Media'”

New York University’s Fales Library and Special Collections, in collaboration with the NYU English Department, presents the Fales Lecture in English and American Literature on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 6pm. The talk, “Books as Social Media,” by Leah Price, the Francis Lee Higginson Professor of English Literature at Harvard University, will take place in Fales Library, third floor, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia Place). [Subways A, C, E, B, D, F, M to West 4th Street; 6 line to Astor Place; R train to 8th Street]. A reception will follow.

Leah Price,
the Francis Lee Higginson Professor of English Literature at Harvard University

The Fales Lecture in English and American Literature in conjunction with the First Wednesday Series of the NYU English Department

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 6pm; reception to follow

NYU Bobst Library, Fales Reading Room, Third Floor, 70 Washington Square South, NYC

Leah Price is Professor of English at Harvard University, where she teaches the novel, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British culture, gender studies, and the history of books and reading. In 2006 Price was awarded a chair in recognition of exceptional graduate and undergraduate teaching.

Price is the author of How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain (2012), and The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel (2000). She edited Unpacking my Library: Writers and their Books (2011); Literary Secretaries/Secretarial Culture (with Pamela Thurschwell); and (with Seth Lerer) a special issue of PMLA on "The History of the Book and the Idea of Literature." She writes on old and new media for the New York Times Book Review, London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, San Francisco Chronicle, and Boston Globe.


About Fales Library and Special Collections:
The Fales Library, comprising nearly 355,000 volumes and over 10,000 linear feet of archive and manuscript materials, houses The Fales Collection of British and American Literature, the Downtown Collection, and the Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection. The Fales Collection was given to NYU in 1957 by DeCoursey Fales in memory of his father, Haliburton Fales. It is especially strong in English literature from the middle of the 18th century to the present, documenting developments in the novel. The Downtown Collection documents the downtown New York art, performance, and literary scenes from 1975 to the present and is extremely rich in archival holdings, including extensive film and video objects. The Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection is a vast collection of books and manuscripts documenting food and foodways with particular emphasis on New York City. Other strengths of the Fales Library include the Alfred C. Berol Collection of Lewis Carroll, the Robert Frost Library, the Kaplan and Rosenthal Collections of Judaica and Hebraica and the manuscript collections of Elizabeth Robins and Erich Maria Remarque. The Fales Library preserves manuscripts and original editions of books that are rare or important not only because of their texts, but also because of their value as artifacts.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events, Fales, Division of Libraries

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876

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