Scholarship: Speaking and Writing

I have been lecturing and writing about the history of material texts – primarily illustrated books and screenplays – since 2010. A selected list of talks and publications appears below; consult my CV for a full list. I welcome opportunities to deliver talks or lead workshops.

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Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing 

"Practices of moving texts: a roundtable on the history of information," roundtable panelist at the SHARP 2021 Conference,  Moving Texts.

The Grolier Club

"From Screenplay to Screen: Collecting Hollywood's Paper Underpinnings," a virtual lecture with Robert M. Rubin for the  Grolier Club. May 20, 2021.

University of Pennsylvania

"Movie Materiality: A Bibliographical Analysis of Two Modern Theatrical Texts," a talk for the Penn Workshop in the History of Material Texts. April 5, 2021.

The Harry Ransom Center, UT Austin

"The Women Who Made Selznick's Screenplays" in the Ransom Center Magazine, first published online 5 February 2021.

The Harry Ransom Center, UT Austin

"The Women Who Made Selznick's Screenplays" in the Ransom Center Magazine, first published online 5 February 2021.

Modern Language Association

"Professionalization in the Field of Bibliography, Book History, & Textual Editing: Entering the Field Without Formal Training" – Panelist, MLA 2021 Bibliography & Textual Editing Roundtable

Bibliographi-cal Society of America

The Screenplay as Material Text, webinar for the Bibliographical Society of America. Now available as a video recording on YouTube.

Fine Books & Collections

"Bright Young Librarians" interview in Fine Books & Collections (September 2020)

Princeton University Press

"Modern Sales Catalogs" and "Office Practices" in Information: A Historical Companion, eds. Ann Blair, Paul Duguid, Anja-Silvia Goeing, and Anthony Grafton. Princeton University Press (2021)

Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America

The Celluloid Paper Trail: Seminar for ABAA Southern California Chapter Members at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Margaret Herrick Library
Featured Panelist, October 26, 2019

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing

"Materiality, Portability, and the Making of the Whole Earth Catalogue" at the SHARP 2019 conference, Indigeneity, Nationhood, and Migrations of the Book

The New Yorker

Letter to the Editor re: Sam Knight's "Hidden Traces" – The New Yorker, December 17, 2018

Printing History

"Printing the Screenplay in Hollywood & Beyond" in Printing History (New Series no. 24, Summer 2018)