Harry Ransom Center presents The First First Folio: Editing Chaucer in Renaissance England

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Megan Cook
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Author Megan Cook will have an in-depth look at the lasting impact of Geoffrey Chaucer. Drawing on examples from the collections, she will explore stories behind early 16th century editions of Chaucer, whose size and scope made them the largest books of poetry printed in England during that time. While Shakespeare's First Folio often gets the most attention, Cook will show that it was not the first printed book to assemble the complete output of an English-language author, and invite audiences to reconsider Chaucer’s place in literary history and the English past.

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Harry Ransom Center
300 W. 21st St. University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712


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Admission is free.