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A lecture & object session with Helen Williams (Northumbria University) & Elizabeth Savage (Institute of English Studies). Organised by the Institute of English Studies, the Bodleian Library, and Book and Print Initiative.

Laurence Sterne’s multi-volume work, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, is one of the most creatively printed novels of the handpress period. Sterne personally intervened in the printing, insisting that each copy have different material features to make readers handle and interpret the text in an entirely new way.

Explore the pages of this novel with Helen Williams and Elizabeth Savage, who will guide us through the unique features which bring the book itself into the story.

FREE IN PERSON AND VIA ZOOM. PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE.