Ellen Gruber Garvey will give a lecture titled "Activists Repurpose Media: 19th-Century Scrapbooks" on Thursday, October 1st, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM, in 311 Denney. On Friday, October 2nd, Garvey will lead a Graduate Student Workshop on "Archives: Their Contents and Histories" from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in 447 Denney.
Garvey is Professor in the English Department at New Jersey City University. She also teaches inthe Honors Program and Women's and Gender Studies. She is a cultural historian who specializes in print culture, 19th century to the present. Her research uses archival exploration and literary evidence to study historical reading and publishing practices and material culture.
Garvey is the author of Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance (Oxford Univeristy Press, 2013) and The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture (Oxford University Press, 1996). Her articles have appeared in American Quarterly, Legacy, Studies in American Fiction, Book History, Cahiers Charles V: Histoire(s) de Livres, and Studies in American Humor, among other journals.
This event is sponsored by the Ohio State Department of English.