Dear book! I will sell my Shakespeare, and even sacrifice my old quarto Hogarth, before I will part with you. Yes, I will go to the hammer myself, ere I send you to be knocked down in the auctioneer’s shambles. I will, my beloved,—old family relic that you are;—till you drop leaf from leaf, and letter from letter, you shall have a snug shelf somewhere, though I have no bench for myself.
–Herman Melville, Redburn (1849)
The 2013 UMHI spring symposium is titled Bibliopoetics: The Art and Future of the Book. The symposium will be held on April 5-6, 2013, and was organized by the UMHI Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities, Christopher M. Ohge. Bibliopoetics will feature clusters of scholars, professionals, and artists, from UMaine and beyond, in seminars and workshops on topics such as “The Book as Object,” “Editing and Publishing in the Digital Age,” “Digital Narratives: History and the Critical Edition,” and “Poets on Books: A Reading and Discussion.”
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Christopher Ohge (firstname.lastname@example.org).