The Lyell readership in bibliography at Oxford University is endowed by a bequest from James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell (1871–1948), a solicitor, book collector and bibliographer. Each year since 1952, a distinguished scholar has been elected to deliver the lectures, usually six in number, on any topic of bibliography, broadly conceived.
Lyell Lectures 2012
Lukas Erne, University of Geneva
“Shakespeare and the Book Trade”
Location: TS Eliot Lecture Theatre at Merton College, all lectures take place at 5pm.
- Tuesday, 24 April (TODAY), ‘Shakespeare and the Book Trade, 1593-1622: An Introduction’
- Thursday,26 April, ‘Shakespeare, Publication, and Authorial Misattribution’
- Tuesday, 1 May, ‘Introducing Shakespeare’s Early Publishers’
- Thursday, 3 May, ‘Investing in Shakespeare’s Playbooks’
- Tuesday, 8 May, ‘Investing in Shakespeare’s Poems’
Related links: Lyell Lectures webpage