Oliver Smithies Lecture: Self-Annotation | University of Oxford

Oliver Smithies Lecture: Self-Annotation

Professor Jenny Davidson
Balliol College
Broad Street

Old Common Room

Lectures and seminars
Free of charge
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.