By: My Bookcase
Venue: Archives of the National Library of Scotland (NLS) and the Reading Room in the Modern & Contemporary Art Archive, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (SNGMA)
What does it mean to be the ‘fellow-worker and accomplice’ of a (modernist) writer?*
Join My Bookcase for a workshop-day exploring the work of the New Modernist Editing network.
The event will open at the archive of the NLS which holds a number of important artists’ books dating from the modernist period or drawing on modernist aesthetics, in particular those which raise challenging or unusual questions about the process of scholarly editing. Participants will be given the opportunity to handle some of this material and be guided through it by archivists. The group will then move to SNGMA, and be led by its librarian Kerry Watson in a workshop engaging with items from their internationally important collection of Futurist and Dada books and publications, among other materials.
Thereafter, Cristina Garriga and Julia Doz (My Bookcase) will moderate a group Socratic Dialogue, following the model applied to the reading context currently explored by My Bookcase. The Socratic Dialogue offers a tool for creative thought. Its aim is to create a space for dialogue and debate where everyone is able to philosophise and where the input of each member of the audience is valued.
During the day we will have the occasion to read relevant texts written by the New Modernist Editing network to be discussed during the Socratic Dialogue.
Please note that all expenses for participants, including UK travel, catering, and accommodation if required, will be covered.
To apply for this workshop please complete a brief application form available here by 13th January 2020. Successful applications will be confirmed by the 16th January 2020.
*The title of the workshop is borrowed from Virginia Woolf, quoted in the General Editors’ Preface to the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf, by Jane Goldman, Susan Sellers and Bryony Randall; read online at https://tinyurl.com/yxxc8b5h p. xi.
Reading an exhibition together, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 2017. A project by My Bookcase. Curated by Máiri Laffert