I haven’t been a very good conference blogger, have I? Now I’m faced with writing some notes on all the panels I’ve been to and the people I’ve met. Yikes! Well, I’ll give it a shot. Here’s a start:
So far this is just reporting the papers I heard without much analysis, but hopefully I’ll write more when I’m not pressed for time.
9:00-10:30, Session 9: Visual and Typographic Meanings of Print
Megan Benton (Pacific Lutheran University)
ěëDump the Classics in the Hell-Boxí: The Cultural Politics of Modernist American Typography, 1920-1950î
Elline Lipkin (University of Houston)
ěHer ëPlayful Poeticsí: May Swensonís Word-Imagesî
11:00-12:30, Session 10: Visual Researches and Session 11: Women Reading in the U.S.
I wanted to hear Karen E. Reilly (San Diego County Public Law Library), ěThe San Diego Public Library, Andrew Carnegie, and the Architecture of Public Readingî and then leave for the end of another panel, but they switched the order of papers in session 10, so I heard Marija Dalbello (Rutgers), ěThe City as Spectacle: French Photography in Printed Works, 1886-1917î before going to session 11 and hearing my UMKC colleague Jane Greer on ěReading and Writing by Moonlight: Cora Wilson Stewart and the Education of Rural, Working-Class Women, 1911-1930.î
More campus courtyard conversations over wine, fruit, cheese and crackers, then into the “village” with Jane and Melissa Homestead to a pub called “The Press” (and yes, it used to be a printing press) for beer and an eggplant burger.