About the Symposium
Spring 2013: Futures of the Book
The second installment of the Willson Center supported Faculty Seminar on the Book will take place on Saturday April 27, from 9am to 5:30pm in the Russell Special Collections Library Building on the UGA Campus. The theme of the Symposium is Futures of the Book.
There will be a plenary speaker, Brian Croxall (Emory University), an interdisciplinary UGA faculty-artist-librarian-editor panel, another rare book exhibit curated by graduate students which has both virtual (online) and tangible (in the gallery) components, and an afternoon workshop on Futurist books led by Jed Rasula. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
9:00-11:00: UGA interdisciplinary faculty panel, "Curation and Creation."
Eileen Wallace (Art), Elizabeth Davis (English), Mark Callahan (Institute for Creative Exploration), Christopher Eaket (Theatre and English). Chair: Toby Graham (Special Collections, UGA)
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:30 Plenary talk: "Harder Better Faster Stronger: Books from the Future," Brian Croxall (Emory)
12:30-2:30 Lunch on your own
2:30-3:00 Graduate-curated exhibit presentation in the gallery, 2nd floor
3:00-3:15 Coffee break
3:15-4:45 Futurist Books workshop, led by Jed Rasula, Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English
5:00-6:00 Drinks Downtown at TBA