MS. Douce 201: the story of a curious manuscript of eighteenth-century satires (UNITED KINGDOM)

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28 Nov 2017

MS. Douce 201: the story of a curious manuscript of eighteenth-century satires
Category: Lectures
Venue: Centre for the Study of the Book - Bodleian Libraries
Address: Lecture Theatre, Weston Library Broad Street
Town: Oxford
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The Bodleian's Douce manuscripts include a curious volume of unpublished poems, MS. Douce 201, dated c.1750, and transcribed in a grand, uneven calligraphic hand. The six works it contains are English satires, all but one of them anonymous. Together they represent a uniquely obsessive act of homage to Alexander Pope, marked by expert engagement and deep resentment. Dr Paddy Bullard looks at research that has identified the author of MS. Douce 201, and uses it to piece together the extraordinary story of the manuscript's creation.
Dr Paddy Bullard, Associate Professor of English Literature and Book History, University of Reading
MS. Douce 201: the story of a curious manuscript of eighteenth-century satires
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