CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Center for the Book holds Sixth Annual Brownell Lecture on History
of the Book
IOWA CITY, Iowa The Center for the Book, a University of Iowa
interdisciplinary program that offers courses in the history, culture and
art of the book, will hold its Sixth Annual Brownell Lecture on the History
of the Book at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at Tippie Auditorium (Room W151)
in the Pappajohn Business Administration Building.
The keynote lecture, "Poachers, Gleaners, and a Cow Called Books:
Scrapbooks and Nineteenth Century Reading," will be presented by Ellen
Gruber Garvey, a professor of English and Women's Studies at New Jersey
Garvey is author of "The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the
Gendering of Consumer Culture, 1890s-1910," which received The Best
Book of 1996 on the History of Publishing award by the Society for the
History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing.
The lecture and following reception is free and is open to the public.