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April 2, 2001

Professor Lee Piepho to Discuss Discovery of Rare Book on May 15 at the Library of Congress

Professor Lee Piepho will discuss his discovery at the Folger Shakespeare Library of the only extant book owned by Edmund Spenser. The talk, "What Edmund Spenser Read: Renaissance Humanism in Early Modern England," will be held at the Library of Congress at noon on May 15 in the Wilson Room, which houses Woodrow Wilson's working library, Room LJ-113 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E.

Sponsored by the Library's Humanities and Social Sciences Division, the talk is free and open to the public. The speaker will be introduced by Laetitia Yeandle, Curator of Manuscripts Emerita of the Shakespeare Folger Library.

Lee Peipho is Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor of English Literature and chairs the English Department at Sweet Briar College. He has been awarded several grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as a senior research fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library. An editor and a translator, he has also written extensively on Italian humanism and its influence.

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PR 01-050
04/02/01
ISSN 0731-3527

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