Different Journeys. 'Cutting Words: Laurence Sterne and Graffiti' by Professor Adam Smyth

Exhibitions and events

Different Journeys. 'Cutting Words: Laurence Sterne and Graffiti' by Professor Adam Smyth

2018
6.00pm. St Michaels Church, Thirsk Bank, Coxwold, York YO61 4AD

General event

Free admission - please email shandyhall@dsl.pipex.com to reserve a place

St Michael's Church in Coxwold contains pews covered with eighteenth-century graffiti. In this talk, Adam Smyth will discuss the significance of these names for Laurence Sterne's writing, and will consider more generally the tradition of authors writing on walls, in wood, in glass, and on stone. This talk will mark the opening of a small exhibition in St Michael's Church, curated by Adam Smyth, on Sterne's graffiti.

Adam Smyth is Professor of English Literature and the History of the Book at Balliol College, Oxford University. He is the author, most recently, of Material Texts in Early Modern England (Cambridge University Press, 2018), and is currently editing Shakespeare's 'Pericles' for Arden. He writes regularly for the London Review of Books.

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