Medieval literature scholar Elaine Treharne, a keen advocate and critic of the use of digital technologies in the classroom and in research, will present “Momentary Presence and Manuscript Permanence in Digital Space” on Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m.in Higgins Hall, room 300. She will discuss the manuscript as a vessel that carries the memorialized presences of people from the past into the present and how the digital realm can best be deployed to represent the permanent record of those who made even the most fleeting of efforts to be remembered. Treharne is the author of Living Through Conquest: The Politics of Early English, 1020 to 1220 and A Very Short Introduction to Medieval Literature and the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English. She is the Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities at Stanford University where she serves as principal investigator of the NEH-funded portion of the inter-institutional grant ‘Global Currents: Cultures of Literary Networks, 1050-1900‘ and the director of Stanford Text Technologies. Sponsor: Heinz Bluhm Memorial Lecture Series.
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