Friends of Gutenberg – Jour Fixe Digital

Digital Lecture about London small publishers in literary modernism by Dr. Evi Heinz.

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The work of Virginia Woolf which was published by a small-press publisher.

Under the motto "Wine and Knowledge," the Gutenberg Society once again invites you to the evening "Friends of Gutenberg – Jour Fixe." All old and new friends of the Gutenberg Society and of the well-liked Jour Fixe format are cordially invited to an exciting lecture on 22 April 2021 at 6 pm. Due to the current situation, the event will take place digitally. So prepare your usual glass of wine at home and make yourself comfortable in front of the screen.

Topic: Hogarth Press & Co.: Modernist Small Publishers in London
Speaker: Dr. Evi Heinz, WWU Münster

Many important works of English modernism, such as Virginia Woolf's novels or T. S. Eliot's poetry, were not initially published by the major publishing houses, but were originally published by so-called "small presses" - small, artistically ambitious and often non-commercially run publishing houses that emerged at the beginning of the 20th century, especially in the British capital London. The Hogarth Press, founded in 1917 by Virginia and Leonard Woolf, is among the best known and most successful of these modernist "small presses," and will be introduced in this talk along with two other enterprises – John Rodker's Ovid Press and Harriet Shaw Weaver's Egoist Press. By giving experimental literature an early voice, amateur publishers such as the Woolfs, Rodker, and Weaver made important contributions to the establishment of innovative literary forms. This lecture will highlight the central role of London's small publishers in English modernism and briefly outline their interconnectedness with the broader contemporary publishing landscape. 
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Date: 22 April 2021
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: MS Teams, you will receive the access link after your registration at
Host: International Gutenberg Society