posted 20 April 2016
WUP book launch at the British Library
On Friday 20 May 2016, Winchester University Press warmly invites you to the Eccles Centre at the British Library, to take part in the launch of the scholarly edition of Theodore Dreiser's novel The Titan.
This is the first publication in the Theodore Dreiser Edition after its move to Winchester University Press from the University of Illinois Press. Winchester University Press is pleased to continue The Dreiser Edition, the venture begun by the University of Pennsylvania Press and the University of Illinois Press to publish scholarly editions of the complete works of Theodore Dreiser. A principal figure of twentieth-century American literature, Dreiser has a centrality that stems both from the permanence of his best fiction and from his pre-eminent role in American cultural life during the first half of the twentieth century.
The occasion will be chaired by Professor Christopher Mulvey of Winchester University Press.
There will be two talks:
The events starts at 18.30
- Professor Roark Mulligan of Christopher Newport University, Virginia, will discuss the negotiations between publishers in New York and London that enabled The Titan to appear in 1914, focussing especially on the role of the transatlantic socialite Emilie Grigsby.
- Professor Jude Davies from the University of Winchester, a foremost expert on Theodore Dreiser, will show how the policies of the Dreiser Edition have developed since 1981 in dialogue with shifting notions of text and readership.
. For further details and booking information, click HERE