College of Liberal Arts

Fate of the Book Series Presents Academics Panel

Thursday Feb 28, 2013 7:00 PM | Prothro Theatre, Harry Ransom Center

The Fate of The Book Series explores the sweeping changes to books, readers, and culture wrought by new digital and web technologies both within and beyond the university. Panelists include scholars, librarians, collectors, curators, and writers in various fields: literature, economic history and business, university administration, and popular culture.

This panel will focus on the status of the academic monograph and published research, with William Chace, former president of Wesleyan University and Emory University, Elaine Treharne, professor of English at Stanford University, and Eric Rasmussen, rare book collector and editor of the RSC Shakespeare editions. Douglas Bruster, University of Texas at Austin professor of English, will serve as moderator for the Academics panel.

Friday, March 1st: Breakout sessions (open to the public, limited seating; RSVP to

Elaine Treharne, 9-10:30am in Atwood Library, CAL 300 (with Dan Birkholz)
Eric Rasmussen, 10:30-11:30am in Parlin 312 ""Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the First Folio (but were afraid to ask)" (with Doug Bruster)
William Chace, 11:00-12:15pm in Atwood Library, CAL 300 (with Martin Kevorkian)
Books under the Microscope demo, 2-3 in Visualization Lab, ACES 2.404a 

Fate of the Book is co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Harry Ransom Center and the Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies (TILTS).


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