Harvard Partners:


Department of Comparative Literature
Modernism Seminar, Mahindra Humanities Center
History of the Book Seminar, Mahindra Humanities Center
Houghton Library
Bow & Arrow Press

Hogarth / The Crown publishing Group

Celebration Participants:

Nana Ariel
Nana Ariel is a Fulbright and Israel Institute post-doctoral Visiting Scholar at the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Her research spans rhetoric and literature, and includes international modernisms, the rhetoric of the avant-garde and the neo-avant-garde, little magazines and manifestos, cliché discourse, and dialogism. She is author of the forthcoming book: Manifestos: Restless Writings on the Brink of the 21st Century. Nana is also engaged in rhetorical education, is interested in innovative methods of knowledge exchange in the Humanities and is a public speaking instructor.

Elizabeth Willson Gordon
Elizabeth Willson Gordon is Assistant Professor of English at King’s University, Edmonton, Canada. She is one of the creators of the Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP), a critical digital archive that makes available, and searchable, publishers’ archival materials, beginning with the Hogarth Press. She is also co-author of Scholarly Adventures in Digital Humanities: Making the Modernist Archives Publishing Project (Palgrave 2017). She is author of Woolf’s-head Publishing: the Highlights and New Lights of the Hogarth Press (UAL 2009), and currently at work on the monograph Publishing, Branding, and Selling an Icon: the Cultural Impact of the Hogarth Press 1917-2017.

John Lurz
John Lurz is Assistant Professor in the English Department at Tufts University.  In 2016, he published The Death of the Book: Modernist Novels and the Time of Reading with Fordham University Press, and his work has also appeared in New Literary History, Critical Inquiry, NOVEL and the James Joyce Quarterly.  He is currently developing a book on Roland Barthes entitled The Barthes Fantastic.

Ted Ollier
Ted Ollier was born in the midwest, lived in the south, and now resides in the northeast. He has been a photographer, graphic designer, bass player, typographer, web pioneer, informational leafblower and armchair philosopher. He teaches letterpress, graphic design and printmaking, and is the Pressmaster for the Bow & Arrow Press and Arbalest Press. His concerns are with data and its interaction with the consensus reality, and how that reality is affected and changed by that data. Oftentimes the simplest visual representation of a dataset is enough to engage the viewer in ways far beyond the naïve reading of that information. His focus is on revelation and enlightenment, and the joy of finding a previously-unnoticed detail in the landscape of life.

Mine Özyurt Kılıç
Mine Özyurt Kılıç is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University where she currently investigates the connection between the ethical and aesthetic components of short fiction. Her research mostly focuses on contemporary British fiction with special interest in women’s writing. She is the author of the first book-length study on Maggie Gee’s* fiction Maggie Gee: Writing the Condition-of-England Novel (Bloomsbury 2013). This academic celebration brings her back to her master’s thesis on the theme of failure in love in T. S. Eliot’s poetry as well as to her lectures on British Modernism.

*Gee’s latest novel is Virginia Woolf in Manhattan, an imagining of Woolf transplanted into the 21st century Bloomsbury, Manhattan and İstanbul (Telegram, 2014)

Michelle Alexis Taylor 
Michelle Taylor is a doctoral student at Harvard University. Her dissertation examines how twentieth-century coterie formations and material cultures in Europe mediated literary modernism for authors and artists. Her areas of interest include twentieth-century literature, book history, and television. She is developing an undergraduate course with Professor Marjorie Garber on the Bloomsbury Group.

Richard Kennedy’s Sketch of the Hogarth Press at Tavistock Square. From: “A Boy at the Hogarth Press”