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"The Sibyl's Fire: Women and Textual Destruction in Early Modern England," Berlin Lecture with Sarah Wall-Randell, Associate Professor, English Department, Wellesley College

Annual Normand Berlin Memorial Lecture in Shakespeare studies.

A talk that explores women destroying texts or disrupting their transmission--a noted phenomenon from the Sibyl burning the books of prophecies when King Tarquin refused to pay her price, to Amy burning Jo's manuscript in Little Women, and early modern accounts of the destruction or loss of books and accompanying references to sibyls.