Lecture: Seeing Text, Reading Maps


Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 5:30pm


Lamont Library, followed by an exhibition viewing and reception at Houghton Library

Tom ConleySpecializing in the relations of space and writing in literature, cartography, and cinema, Professor Conley will discuss his lifelong fascination with literary maps. Conley’s most recent essay on the subject appears in the newly published "Literature and Cartography: Theories, Histories, Genres," ed. By Anders Engberg-Pedersen (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2017).

Presented by: Houghton Library
Admission: This event is free and open to the public. RSVP appreciated 
Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 AM-7 PM

Houghton library presents a lecture to celebrate its latest major exhibition "Landmarks: Maps as Literary Illustration (through April 14)." "Seeing Text, Reading Maps" Tom Conley, Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies and of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University


Tuesday, February 13, 2018
5.30 pm: Lecture, Lamont Library, Forum Room
6.30 pm: Viewing of the exhibition "Landmarks: Maps as Literary Illustration," and reception, Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room