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Virtual Lecture on Samuel Johnson

September 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Sponsored by The Grolier Club

A talk exploring the life, work, and home of lexicographer Samuel Johnson by Celine Luppo McDaid, for the past decade Donald Hyde Curator and Director of Dr. Johnson’s House in London.

McDaid is responsible for managing the only UK museum dedicated to the history of the English language, curating three exhibitions a year, and creating and running a vibrant education and events program. Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), the great writer, wit and man of words, built a reputation through his regular contributions to “The Gentleman’s Magazine” as an authority on language and literature, and today he is remembered chiefly for his authorship of a ground-breaking dictionary. Over the course of nearly 50 years in his dearly-beloved capital city, Johnson would have more than 17 addresses, almost all located in and around Fleet Street, so that he would always be on hand to receive work from the numerous printers and publishers located in that area. Of these, only one now remains – 17 Gough Square, the grandest home he would ever live in, a charming 300-year-old townhouse nestled among a maze of courts and alleys in the historic city of London. Operating as a museum since 1911, it is dedicated to celebrating the life and work of Johnson.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grolier-club-virtual-lecture-on-samuel-johnson-tickets-391977323727?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_content=follow_notification&utm_campaign=following_published_event&utm_term=Grolier+Club+Virtual+Lecture+on+Samuel+Johnson&aff=ebemoffollowpublishemail

This will be a live online event, and all attendees will receive an email with the link the day of the event. If you’ve not received a link by 9:00 am Eastern time, please check your spam folder.

For those unable to join us for the session, the lecture will be recorded and made available a few weeks after the event on the Grolier Club’s Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/user4535612.


September 29, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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