- General Admission: $10.00
- State Library Friends Member: FREE
Price includes fees.
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.