Fifteenth Milham Lecture – March 29

You are cordially invited to attend this year’s Milham Lecture series which will feature a presentation entitled “Scattered Leaves: Remaking the Book” by Dr. Peter Stoicheff, Associate Dean Arts & Science at the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Stoicheff’s presentation will highlight the intense efforts made to digitally reconstruct the leaves from the Otto Ege handwritten medieval manuscript collection (ca. XII – XVI centuries CE) that were scattered among various university and public library collections across the United States and Canada.

All are welcome to attend the lecture at the Wu Centre, UNB Fredericton campus on Wednesday, March 29, at 7:30 pm and a reception will follow.

For more detailed information about the Otto Ege collection or to view a virtual version of the manuscript pages, please visit //library.usask.ca/ege/exhibit/


Milham Lecture Series

The Milham Library Lecture Series is named for Dr. Mary Ella Milham, Professor Emerita, Classics.

In 1987 Dr. Milham established the Milham Trust Fund at UNB. Its objectives are to develop and co-ordinate the Harriet Irving Library’s holdings in the Book Arts, and in addition, to make its long-established collection of New Brunswickiana as comprehensive as possible.

Peter Stoicheff, Associate Dean Arts & Science – Humanities & Fine Art University of Saskatchewan

Peter Stoicheff, Professor, has studied the properties of complexity in modern texts such as Ezra Pound’s Cantos, William Carlos Williams’ Paterson, and Charles Olson’s Maximus. On this topic he has written articles, delivered lectures, and published a book: The Hall of Mirrors: Drafts & Fragments and the End of Ezra Pound’s Cantos (U of Michigan Press, 1995).

That work led him to write articles on the self-reflexive properties of American texts such as William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury and Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” He has also worked on the affinity between self-organizing structures in “Chaos Science” and literature and has extended that investigation to consider various relationships between scientific and humanistic inquiry. A SSHRCC grant has supported this research as well as two other projects: writing a chapter in Chaos and Order: Complex Dynamics in Literature and Science, ed. K. N. Hayles (U of Chicago Press, 1991). He is currently editing a collection of essays on reciprocities between the sciences and the humanities, and developing interests in hypertext and its cultural and literary implications.