Title

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

Document Type

Presentation

Date of this Version

3-5-2008

Comments

Presentation given to the Orrery Society, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, on March 5, 2008. Total time: 42:02.

Preferred citation:

Peter Stallybrass, Brooke Palmieri. "Renaissance Reading and Writing, the Commonplace Tradition, and the Beehive Manuscript of Francis Daniel Pastorius." Presentation to the Orrery Society, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Philadelphia, PA, March 2008.

Abstract

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

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Date Posted: 15 January 2012