Conférence d’Andrew Stauffer (UVA)

Le CRIHN est associé à la conférence d’Andrew Stauffer (UVA), organisée par The Richler Library Project, « Book Traces & the Future of Library Print Collections »

What is the archive of the history of reading? And what will be the contours of this archive as it emerges from our current era of digitization? To address these questions, Dr. Stauffer looks in two directions: first, at the evidence of use in individual nineteenth-century books, donated to academic libraries; and, second, at the changing nature of those libraries in the wake of Google Books and other wide-scale digitization efforts. Nineteenth-century printed books are both richly served and particularly imperiled in the new media ecosystem. As scenes of evidence, they are at once exposed and occluded by the digitization of library collections and the resulting networks of shared print that are predicated on downsizing. Dr. Stauffer argues that case for the retention of individual copies needs to be made before we lose access to the rich layers of history encoded in those books.

Andrew Stauffer is an associate professor of English at the University of Virginia, where he directs the Book Traces initiative. He is the author of Anger, Revolution, and Romanticism (Cambridge UP, 2005), and the editor of works by Robert Browning (Norton) and H. Rider Haggard (Broadview). He has published widely on Romantic and Victorian poetry, and is currently at work (with Jonathan Sachs) on an edition of Byron’s poetry for Oxford, as well as a book on marginalia and the history of reading.

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