Orrery Society Inaugural Presentation: Peter Stallybrass and Brooke Palmieri on Renaissance Reading and Writing, the Commonplace Tradition, and the Beehive Manuscript of Francis Daniel Pastorius
In this presentation, Peter Stallybrass discusses methods of reading and writing in the Renaissance, strategies of commonplacing, and the creation of commonplace books. Brooke Palmieri discusses Francis Daniel Pastorius, founder of Germantown, and his commonplace book, the "Beehive" manuscript. Other authors discussed include William Shakespeare and Benjamin Franklin. Welcome, H. Carton Rogers, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries: 00:00-04:30 Presentation by Peter Stallybrass:04:30-22:54 Presentation by Brooke Palmieri: 22:54-36:08 Concluding remarks by Peter Stallybrass: 36:0-40:49 Concluding remarks by H. Carton Rogers: 41:06-42:02 To download an audio podcast of the presentation, select one of the mp3 format files below. To download an audio podcast with accompanying images, select the m4a format file below.