Program

The Futures of Handwriting
For paper abstracts, follow this link.

 

Thursday, April 11


7PM Welcome Dinner for Symposium Speakers, Panel Chairs, and Organizers
Meet in Brown Hotel's lower lobby
Dinner at Bluegrass Brewing Company (654 South Fourth Street)


Friday, April 12


8:30AM Travel from Brown Hotel to UofL Ekstrom Library
Out-of-town speakers should meet in Brown Hotel's lower lobby for shuttle
Drop-off @ The Speed Art Museum (2035 South 3rd Street)


9 – 9:30AM Speakers, Chairs, and Organizers' Coffee and Breakfast

Chao Auditorium Lobby - Bottom Floor, UofL Ekstrom Library


9:30 – 9:45AM Welcome and Opening Address (Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library)
 
“A History of the Future of Handwriting”
Mark Alan Mattes, University of Louisville


9:45 – 11:15AM Panel 1 (Chao Auditorium)


Scriptural Aesthetics
Chair: Heather Fox, University of Louisville
 
“Reading Dorothy Wordsworth’s Manuscript Notebooks”
Michelle Levy, Simon Fraser University
 
“Victorian Graffiti”
Deborah Lutz, University of Louisville
 
“Avant-Garde Handwriting: Scribal Materiality and Innovative Poetics in Bruce Andrews and Robert Grenier”
Alan Golding, University of Louisville


11:15 – 11:30AM Break


11:30AM – 1PM Panel 2 (Chao Auditorium)
Sponsored by the RBS – Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography


Towards a Critical Bibliography of the Handwritten
Chair: Dale Billingsley, University of Louisville
 
“Messy Writings: Unraveling Korean Manuscript Books”
Hwisang Cho, Emory University
 
“Citational and Citationless: Reading the Development of Indian Yunani
Medicine in the Margins of Arabic and Persian Manuscripts”
Deborah Schlein, Princeton University
 
“Blanks, Paperwork, Racialization”
John Garcia, California State University – Northridge
 
“Transcription of Early Modern Handwriting and the
Slow Reading Movement: Notes from the Field”
Heather Wolfe, Folger Shakespeare Library


1 – 2PM Speakers, Chairs, and Organizers' walk over to Wiltshire at the Speed / Lunch


2 – 3PM Downtime


3 – 4:30PM Panel 3 (Chao Auditorium)

 

Scribal Time of the Media
Chair: Susan Ryan, University of Louisville

“Graphite Time: The Pencil’s Pasts, Presents, and Futures”
Blake Bronson-Bartlett, University of Iowa

“Hawthorne’s Handwritten Newspaper as Future-Oriented Play”
Patricia Roylance, Syracuse University

“The Diary of the Future: Handwritten Diaries in Contemporary Fiction”
Désirée Henderson, University of Texas – Arlington

“The Poet’s Hand: Digital Analysis and Reproduction of Literary Holographs”
Seth Perlow, Georgetown University


4:30 – 5:30PM Travel to Filson Historical Society (1310 South 3rd Street)


5:30 – 6:45PM Keynote Address (Filson Historical Society)

Struck Out: The Illiterate Hand on the Literate Page
Christopher Hager, Trinity College

Introduced by Mark Alan Mattes, University of Louisville


6:45 – 7PM Walk over to Amici Café (316 West Ormsby Avenue)


7 – 8:30/9PM Speakers, Chairs, and Organizers' Dinner


8:30/9PM Shuttle back to Brown Hotel

 

Saturday, April 13


8:30AM Travel from Brown Hotel to UofL Ekstrom Library
Out-of-town speakers should meet in Brown Hotel's lower lobby for shuttle
Drop-off at The Speed Art Museum (2035 South 3rd Street)


9 – 9:30AM Speakers, Chairs, and Organizers' Coffee and Breakfast
Chao Auditorium Lobby - Bottom Floor, UofL Ekstrom Library


9:30 – 11AM Panel 4 (Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library)


Technologies of the Scribe
Chair: Frances McDonald, University of Louisville
 
“‘The Pen at once joins Freedom with Command’:
Student Handwriting in the English Enlightenment”
Lisa Maruca, Wayne State University
 
“‘Imitation of Print’: Handwritten Performances and
Intermedial Survival in Civil War Prisons”
James Berkey, Pennsylvania State University – Brandywine
 
“In the Doctor’s Hand: Graphic Performativity and the
Medical Script in Fin-de-siècle France”
Antoine Lentacker, University of California – Riverside
 
“Service Economy Scribes: Collecting and Interpreting Manuscript
Restaurant Short-Hand Tickets”
Jose C. Guerrero, California State Library


11 – 11:15AM Break


11:15AM – 12:45PM Panel 5 (Chao Auditorium)


Alternative Scripts
Chair: Frank Kelderman, University of Louisville

“Preparing a Plate of ‘Poisonous Fox Slobber’: Zen Master
Hakuin’s Use of Media to Enlighten the Masses”
Brandon Harwood, University of Louisville
 
“Writing from Home: Native Writers and Translators in
Seventeenth-Century New England”
Julie Fisher, American Philosophical Society
 
“Handwriting and Intimacy in Black Girls’ Nineteenth-Century
Autograph Albums”
Nazera Wright, University of Kentucky

“‘They Don’t Teach That In School Any More, You Know’:
Handwriting in Living History Contexts”
Benjamin Bartgis, Independent Scholar


12:45 – 1PM Closing Remarks