Curating Our Time: Focus on the Book

Past Speakers

Curating Our Time: Focus on the Book


Focus on the Book
In this age of e-books and e-readers, the word “book” has taken on new meanings. Yet the book in its printed form endures and is highly sought after by the general public, libraries, and book collectors. This lecture series has been created to celebrate the book in print, its form, function, and beauty, its historical importance and lasting nature. Come celebrate with us a “technology” that has been around since Johannes Gutenberg.


Dr. Stephen Enniss is Director of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. He has held previous appointments at the Folger Shakespeare Library and at Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library. His research interests are in twentieth century poetry, and he has written on Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Seamus Heaney, among other figures. He co-curated the award-winning Grolier Club exhibition “No Other Appetite”: Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, and the Blood Jet of Poetry. He is past recipient of a Leverhulme Fellowship from the University of London, and he is the author of After the Titanic: A Life of Derek Mahon (Gill and Macmillan, 2014). He is currently at work on a collective biography of the Belfast Group poets.

This event is co-sponsored by the Newberry Library.
Photo courtesy of Pete Smith.

Marianne Ryan, Dean of Libraries at Loyola University Chicago
and David Spadafora, President of the Newberry Library

cordially invite you to the fourth annual
a lecture by and for bibliophiles, featuring

Stephen Enniss, PhD
Director, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Curating Our Time: The Story of the Harry Ransom Center

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Reception at 5 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.

Regents Hall, 16th floor, Lewis Towers
Loyola University Chicago
111 E. Pearson Street
Chicago, Illinois

RSVP by November 21 to Svetlana Surkevicius at 773.508.2641 or

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