Oliver Smithies Lecture: Self-Annotation | University of Oxford

Oliver Smithies Lecture: Self-Annotation

Speaker
Professor Jenny Davidson
Event date
Event time
17:15
Venue
Balliol College
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BJ
Venue details

Old Common Room

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free of charge
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

The authorial footnote as a creative medium for various eighteenth-century British writers: divided and multiple voices, authorial control, tools of intimacy and distancing. Some general thoughts from the Scriblerians to Richardson, followed by a closer examination of self-annotation in the footnotes of Thomas Gray and Edward Gibbon.
* To be followed by a drinks reception*
Jenny Davidson is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in the City of New York. The lectures are funded by a generous benefaction from Professor Oliver Smithies, which enables Balliol to bring distinguished visitors to the University of Oxford.