9.00-9.20: Registration

9.20-9.30: Introduction

9.30-10.30: Plenary 1

Whitney Trettien (University of Pennsylvania), ‘Bibliographical Foragers and the Enemies of Books’

10.30-11.30: Panel 1, Waste Matter 

Lucy Razzall (University College London), ‘Made in Pasteboard’

Geoffrey Day (Formerly Fellows’ Librarian, Winchester College), ‘Representations of waste paper and of the waste paper trade in eighteenth-century prints’

Amélie Junqua (Université de Picardie Jules Verne), ‘Dulce et utile – papier mâché ceilings in eighteenth-century England’

11.30-11.50: Coffee

11.50-12.50: Panel 2, Waste Forms 

Emily Butterworth (King’s College London), ‘Rabelais and Genealogies of Waste’

Eve Houghton (Beinecke Library), ‘“[S]ome voyde place of their booke”: Waste and the Trace of Reading’

James Misson (University of Oxford), ‘Cutting and pasting Chaucer: Beinecke Library +9661’

12.50-14.30: Lunch, and optional visit to the University Herbaria for waste displays

14.30-15.30: Plenary 2

Kate Bennett (University of Oxford), ‘“Two quires of paper + a dust baskett”: Waste and literary self-representation’

15.30-16.30: Panel 3, Popular Waste 

Tamara Atkin (Queen Mary University of London), ‘Binding Waste, Dramatic Fragments, and the Popularity of Playbooks’

Ivan Lupić (Stanford University) and Misha Teramura (University of Toronto), ‘Scrap Philology: Waste Paper, “Foul Papers,” and the Materiality of Playwriting’

Harriet Phillips (Queen Mary University of London), ‘Classmarks: A Forensic History of the Broadside’

16.30-16.50: Coffee

16.50-18.05: Panel 4, Saving Waste 

Daryl Green (Magdalen College, Oxford), ‘Bindings in Bindings’

Kathleen Lynch (Folger Shakespeare Library), ‘“Has been removed from a binding”: A case study of the life cycles of a 1576 almanac’

Leah Veronese-Clucas (University of Oxford), ‘“The binding of this Catholic Book are taken from th[e] Protestant Prayer Book!!!”: Antoine Verard’s Book of Hours and Reforming Waste’

Tara Lyons (Illinois State University), ‘Waste Paper as Evidence: Binding Ben Jonson’s Works (1616) for the Early Bodleian Library’

18.15-18.45: Wine Reception

7.30: Dinner for speakers

This conference is being organized by Megan Heffernan (DePaul University), Anna Reynolds (University of York), and Adam Smyth (University of Oxford).





Create your website at
Get started
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close