"Agency and Authorship in the Early Modern Social Network"


April 18, 2014 - 12:00pm


Phillips Hall, Room 315

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Luis Martín-Estudillo

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The next event in the European Studies Group’s Lunch & Talk series will be Friday, April 18, 2014, at noon in 315 Phillips Hall featuring Blaine Greteman, assistant professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, who will present "Agency and Authorship in the Early Modern Social Network."

Greteman will give an informal talk about the various ways his work takes up questions of agency and authorship. His first book, The Poetics and Politics of Youth in the Age of Milton (Cambridge, 2013) explores the relationship between humanist pedagogy and poetic voice — the way early modern authors describe voice as arising from encounters with tradition and the way they make their own works a part of that tradition. Greteman’s second project is a digital humanities tool that allows us a new way of visualizing that tradition by mapping early modern publication networks. It asks what insights about agency, authorship, and influence we gain by making publication networks visible in this way and opening them up to the insights of network theory and analysis.

This event is free and open to the public.