Centre for the History of the Book

CHB Seminar series: Editing the Twentieth Century

About the seminar

Editing the Twentieth Century

By Associate Professor Guy Cuthbertson...

The complexities of textual scholarship identified in our first two seminars this semester do not abate when the texts under consideration belong to the more recent past.  In this seminar Guy Cuthbertson, drawing on his recent editorial work on Edward Thomas, undertaken in collaboration with Lucy Newlyn and others, will discuss the particular challenges he encountered – both theoretical and practical – when working with early twentieth-century materials.

About the speaker

Guy Cuthbertson is Associate Professor of English Literature, Head of Humanities and Head of English at Liverpool Hope University. His biography of Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) was published by Yale University Press in 2014 and then in paperback in October 2015. His book Peace at Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918 was published by Yale University Press in 2018.  He is currently editing Edward Thomas’s prose for Oxford University Press.

About the Centre for the History of the Book

Established in 1995, the Centre for the History of the Book (CHB) promotes research into the production, circulation and reception of published material, from manuscripts to electronic texts.

Led by Professor Tom Mole, winner of the Saltire Literary Awards 2018 'Research Book of the Year' for his book 'What the Victorians Made of Romanticism', it is based in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) at the University of Edinburgh.

The CHB Annual Public Lecture is one of a range of activities organised by the Centre to bring together staff and students interested in the history of the book as a material object, in all its forms. Previous speakers include Kathleen Jamie and Alberto Manguel.

The Centre's one-year taught masters programme, Book History and Material Culture, brings together theory and practice in new and innovative ways and is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

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Feb 28 2020 -

CHB Seminar series: Editing the Twentieth Century

'Editing the Twentieth Century'. A free seminar by guest speaker Associate Professor Guy Cuthbertson (Liverpool Hope University).

Room 1.02/3
7-8 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1HR