Landmarks: Maps as Literary Illustration

Houghton Library presents a lecture in celebration of the exhibition Landmarks: Maps as Literary Illustration
Tuesday, February 13, 5.30-7.30pm
Lamont Library, Forum Room, followed by a viewing of the exhibition and reception, Houghton Library
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Seeing Text, Reading Maps
Tom Conley, Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies and of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

Specializing in the relations of space and writing in literature, cartography, and cinema, Professor Conley will discuss his lifelong fascination with literary maps. Conley’s most recent essay on the subject appears in the newly published Literature and Cartography : Theories, Histories, Genres, ed. By Anders Engberg-Pedersen (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2017).

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Image courtesy of Tony Rinaldo.

Edison & Newman Room

The room, its programs, and its exhibitions are supported by the generosity of the Edison and Newman families (Bernard A. Edison AB 1949, MBA 1951; Julian I. Edison AB 1951, MBA 1953; Andrew E. Newman AB 1966, MBA 1968). Located on the first floor of Houghton Library, this room serves as a location for a variety of public programs.

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