Feb 16 - Jenny Davidson will consider the form and function of the variorum page in Johnson’s Shakespeare editions in the context not just of eighteenth-century scholarly editing but of Scriblerian takes on the edited page. She will look closely at the workings of several specific pages of Johnson’s Shakespeare, but her larger concern is to consider Johnson’s literary career in the light of a late-stage revisiting of the quarrel of ancients and moderns. After telling a sort of prequel story about Swift, Bentley, Theobald and Pope, she will turn to Johnson’s editorial work as an effort of
Mar 7 - Join us on Monday at 3:00pm-5:00pm to learn more about majoring in English. Professor Michael Golston will discuss the major, careers in writing, and answer any questions interested students may have. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Aaron Robertson, Undergradate Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-854-3215.