Talk: Professor Ian Gadd - The Forgotten History of the Dog-Ear

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Saturday, 7 July 2018 - 2pm to 3pm

Talk: Professor Ian Gadd - The Forgotten History of the Dog-Ear

 

Professor Ian Gadd (Bath Spa University) will trace the history of folding the corner of a page and the dog-earing practices in England, from the 16th century onwards, revealing a hitherto unexplored area of readerly engagement. He will argue that, rather than being dismissed as a symbol of misuse, the dog-ear ought to be understood as an emblem of active, meaningful use. Marginalia and manicules have had their histories told; the dog-ear should have its day.

 

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