Prof Siân Echard
Parchment, print, pictures and pixels: Change and continuity in the reproduction of medieval manuscripts
Lecture initiated by Hannah Zdansky and Melissa Dinsman (Ph.D. in lit. Prog.’s candidates)
The lecture will be at 5:00 p.m. on March 29, 2012, and the seminar (to be held jointly for students in the Learning the Profession course and in the Medieval Institute) will be at 1:00 p.m. on March 30, 2012
Siân Echard completed her undergraduate degree at Queen’s University, Kingston in 1984. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto in 1990 and is currently Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include Anglo-Latin literature, Arthurian literature, John Gower, and manuscript studies. She is especially concerned with how textual presentation—on the written folio, on the printed page, or through a digital medium—affects the reception and study of a particular text. She was co-editor of The Book Unbound: Editing and Reading Medieval Manuscripts and Texts (2004), a work which engages how to employ new technological tools and methodologies in the examination, editing, and reproduction of medieval literature, and her most recent book, Printing the Middle Ages (2008), addresses the history of post-medieval editions of medieval texts, being awarded a prize by the Canadian Society of Medievalists in 2009. She also holds a UBC Killam Research Prize for 1998, a UBC Killam Teaching Prize for 2001, and was named a Distinguished University Scholar in 2004.