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Reading from Home: Book History in Pandemic Times

February 15, 2021
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Rutgers Distinguished Professor Leah Price will deliver the 35th annual Louis Faugères Bishop III Lecture "Reading from Home: Book History in Pandemic Times," on Thursday, March 25 at 5:00 p.m.

Rutgers Distinguished Professor Leah Price will deliver the 35th annual Louis Faugères Bishop III Lecture "Reading from Home: Book History in Pandemic Times," on Thursday, March 25 at 5:00 p.m. Register here.

Leah Price is the Henry Rutgers Distinguished Professor of English at Rutgers University and the founding director of the Initiative for the Book. Her books include What We Talk About When We Talk About Books (2019; Christian Gauss Prize), How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain (2012; Patten Prize, Channing Prize), and The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel (2000).  She edited Further Reading (with Matthew Rubery, 2020), Unpacking My Library, and (with Pam Thurschwell) Literary Secretaries/Secretarial Culture.  She writes for the New York Times Book Review, London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, Public Books, and New York Review of Books, and is a section editor for Public Books. 

Leah Price has an A.B. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Yale. Before coming to Rutgers in 2019, she was professor of English at Harvard University. She also served as a Research Fellow in English Literature at Girton College, Cambridge from 1997 to 2000. Leah Price is the recipient of many grants and prizes including a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Fellowship (2017–18) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2013–14). Her research interests include book history, the novel, 18th and 19th century culture, and gender.