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Textual and Digital Studies Capstone Presentations and Information Session
WhenTuesday, May 28, 2019, 2 – 4 p.m.
Campus locationCommunications Building (CMU)
Campus room202
Event typesAcademics, Information Sessions, Lectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsTextual Studies
Target AudienceStudents and faculty associated with the Textual Studies program.

Three Textual and Digital Studies capstone presentations and information session about the TDS Graduate Certificate.

Kirsten Painter (Information School)

“Fairytales & the Five-Year Plan: An Online Exhibit of Rare Russian Children's Books at University of Washington Special Collections”

My presentation will focus on the Pamela Harer collection of rare Russian children’s books, recently donated to Special Collections at the University of Washington. My goal has been to raise public awareness about this collection by curating an online exhibit. A particular emphasis of this project is the notion of the children’s book as a unified art object, and the relationship between text and image. The pre-revolutionary illustrations embody the Russian version of Art Nouveau, mingling stylized ornament with native folk art traditions, while the Soviet books from the 1920s exemplify the artists’ revolutionary attempt to re-educate children by visual means, borrowing from Suprematism, Constructivism, and propaganda poster art.

Maxine Savage (Scandinavian Languages and Literatures)

"Translating Nervous Wrecks: The Queer Kinship of Translation"

This paper works toward a re-conception of translation's alleged betrayal through the practice of queer failure and reflections on translating a collection of Icelandic poetry. By thinking with failure, the subjective, material, and embodied aspects of translation allow for the creation of an expansive intimacy--a queered kinship--between translator, author, and reader.

Jessica Lahd (Information School)

"Bibliographic Phenomena: A Case Study on Book Production in the Hand Press Period"

Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene was first published in 1590, then posthumously, the folio edition was printed in 1609 by H.L. for Matthew Lownes. In 1611 they began printing the first folio of Spenser’s Works. These select editions represent just one of only a few examples where each section of a book was printed individually over the years and bound at different times. Through bibliographic description my research has focused on this phenomena, with six editions of this work ranging from 1609-1617.

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