The Material Cultures of the Book Mellon Group, along with the Department of English, are pleased to announce an upcoming talk by Carla Mazzio! This talk is open to the public.

The Trouble with Numbers: Calculation and Humanism from the “How-To” Book to Hamlet- A Talk by Carla Mazzio.

This lecture, part of Mazzio’s book in progress, Calculating Minds: The Drama of Mathematics in the Age of Shakespeare, explores the affective and dramatic dimensions of mathematical discourse in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England.

Tuesday March 11, 2014 (4pm)
UCR Department of English
HMNSS 2212
Snacks will be served!


Carla Mazzio, Director of Graduate Studies in English at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, specializes in early modern literature in relationship to the history of science, the history of the body, and the history of language and the material book. She the author of The Inarticulate Renaissance: Language Trouble in an Age of Eloquence (awarded the 2010 Roland H. Bainton Book Prize) and co-author of Book Use, Book Theory: 1500-1700 (2005). She is also the editor of Shakespeare & Science (2009) and the co-editor of three books, including Historicism, Psychoanalysis and Early Modern Culture (with Douglas Trevor) and The Body in Parts: Fantasies of Corporeality in Early Modern Europe (with David Hillman, awarded the English Association Beatrice White Book Prize). Mazzio, currently the co-director (with James Bono) of the “Humanities, Science and the Arts” Research Workshop at UB, will be speaking with us about her book in progress, “Calculating Minds: The Drama of Mathematics in the Age of Shakespeare,” under advance contract with the University of Chicago Press.