HoTT 2011 - 2012 Colloquia and Events



The HoTT program sponsors a range of multidisciplinary lectures and colloquia. The Visiting Lecture Series includes noted scholars and editors presenting their work on subjects including interpreting texts or textuality, the book as artefact, writing, and the historical, physical and cultural production, and the consumption of texts (including visual and auditory text). HoTT’s Research Colloquium Series invites HoTT faculty and affiliated faculty to share their works-in-progress with colleagues and graduate students from across the university.


Fall 2012


[PDF] Max Engammare Colloquium PDF Link

Colloquium 14 November 2012
Max Engammare
Director, Librairie Droz
Sex, Adultery and Murder in the Bible: The Case of Bathsheba in the Renaissance
3:30-5:00 PM, English Department Common Room

Spring 2012


[PDF] Bible Exhibition Reception PDF Link

Closing Reception 2 April 2012
Dr. François Dupuigrenet Desroussilles
Department of Religion, Florida State University
The God of Books and Body of Christ: Printing and Reading the Bible in Renaissance England (1535-1640)
5.00 PM, Special Collections, Strozier Library
Click Here to download Prof. Desroussilles’s Closing Reception talk [PDF document]

[PDF] Silvia Valisa Seminar PDF Link

Seminar 20 March 2012
Dr. Silvia Valisa
School of Modern Languages, Florida State University
News, Notes and Novels: Sonzogno’s Circuit of Knowledge in 19th Century Italy
11.00 AM - 12.10 PM, Room 454, Williams Building

[PDF] John Fenstermaker Lecture PDF Link

Lecture 29 February 2012
John Fenstermaker
Professor of English, Florida State University
Charles Dickens: “It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas”
5:00 - 6:30 PM, Scholars Common Reading Room, Strozier Library


[PDF] Paul Fyfe Lecture PDF Link

Lecture 15 February 2012
Paul Fyfe
Assistant Professor of English, Florida State University
Charles Dickens: The Greatest Victorian Novelist Never to have Written a Book
5:00 - 6:30 PM, Scholars Common Reading Room, Strozier Library


[PDF] English Bible Exhibition PDF Link

Exhibition Spring Term
“King of Books, Book of Kings. Early Printed English Bibles from the Carothers Collection”
Special Collections Gallery, Strozier Library
Click Here to download a description of the exhibition [PDF]


Fall 2011

[PDF] Donald Colloquium PDF Link

Colloquium 14 November 2011
David Hall
Bartlett Research Professor of New England Church History, Harvard Divinity School
When Handwritten Texts Mattered: Texts and Contexts in early Modern England and Early America
11.00 - 12.00 PM, English Department Common Room
Click Here to download Prof. Hall’s Colloquium talk [MS Word document]


[PDF] Helena Szepe Colloquium PDF Link

Colloquium 24 October 2011
Helena Szépe
Associate Professor of Art History, University of South Florida
Archives, Memory and Painting in Renaissance Venice
12:00 - 1:00 PM, English Department Common Room


Spring 2011

[PDF] Allen Romano Colloquium PDF Link

Lecture 11 April 2011
Allen Romano
Assistant Professor of Classics, Florida State University
Text Mining Ancient Greek Poetry: Prospects and Perspective
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, English Department Common Room

[PDF] Gordon Campbell Lecture PDF Link

Lecture 4 April 2011
Gordon Campbell
Professor of Renaissance Literature, University of Leicester
Editor of Oxford University Press’s new facsimile edition of the Bible
The King James Bible: The Book and Its Language
2:00 - 3:30 PM, Scholars Commons, Strozier Library
Archived Video of the Presentation

[PDF] Lori Walsters Colloquium PDF Link

Colloquium 22 March 2011
Lori Walters
Department of Art History, Florida State University
Holy Adultery: The Charrette, Crusader Queens, and the Guiot Manuscript (Paris, BNF fr. 794)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, English Department Common Room

[PDF] Denise Bookwalter Colloquium PDF link

Colloquium 21 February 2011
Denise Bookwalter
Department of Art, Florida State University
Small Craft Advisory Press and the Collaborative Artists’ Book
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, English Department Common Room

Fall 2010

Adrian Johns Lecture

Lecture 13 September 2010
Adrian Johns
Department of History, University of Chicago
The Information Revolution is History
6:00 PM, Common Room, Williams Building

Françoise Dupuigerent Desroussilles Colloquium

Colloquium 18 October 2010
François Dupuigrenet Desroussilles
Department of Religion, Florida State University
Transnationalism and Censorship in Sixteenth-Century Book Illustration:
Printing the Great Bible (1539-1541)

11:00 am to 12:30 PM, Common Room, Williams Building

Ned Stuckey-French Lecture

Colloquium 29 November 2010
Ned Stuckey-French
Department of English, Florida State University
John Gnagy, the Book-of-the-Month Club, and the End of Middlebrow
12:00 - 1:14 PM, RM 414, Williams Building

Spring 2010


Stephanie Leitch Lecture

Lecture 20 January 2010
Stephanie Leitch
Department of Art History, Florida State University
The Amerindians’ Moveable Feast: From Cannibal Roast to Fools’ Fête
11:00 ­ 12:30 Common Room, Williams Building


Lori Walters Lecture

Lecture 25 February 2010
Lori Walters
Department of Modern Languages, Florida State University
Anthoine Vérard's Refashioning of Christine de Pizan’s Three Virtues (1497)
11:00 ­ 12:30 Common Room, Williams Building

Fall 2009 Events


Elizabeth Spiller

Colloquium 14 September 2009
Elizabeth Spiller
Department of English, Florida State University
The Physics & Physiology of Reading:
Milton's Apple and the History of Reading

11:00-12:30, Skybox, Williams Building

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Lecture 7 October 2009
Trysh Travis
University of Florida, Gainesville
From Publishing Development to Development Publishing: U.S. Publishers Encounter the ‘Third World’
6:00 PM, English Common Room, Williams Building

Wayne Wiegand

Colloquium 12 October 2009
Wayne Wiegand
School of Library & Information Studies, Florida State University
Main Street Public Library:
Community Places and Reading Spaces in the Rural Heartland

11:00-12:30, Skybox, Williams Building

François Dupuigrenet-Desroussilles

Lecture 26 October 2009
François Dupuigrenet-Desroussilles
Department of Religion
David and Orpheus:
French Psalters in the XVIth and XVIIth c. between Poetics, Religion, and Politics

8:00 PM, Room 201, Longmire Building

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Lecture 12 November 2009
Michel Jeanneret
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
The Man in the Work. Lives and Portraits of Authors in Early Modern Books
6:00 PM, English Common Room, Wiliams Building

Anne Coldiron

Colloquium 16 November 2009
Anne Coldiron
Department of English
Women in Early English Print Culture
11:00-12:30, Skybox, Williams Building