Those of you making your way to Chicago for the MLA Convention in January might be interested in the session organized by the MLA Discussion Group on Lexicography that Lindsay Rose Russell (Univ. of Illinois, Urbana) will chair.
The session, Typography and Paratext in Early Modern Lexicography, is scheduled for 8:30–9:45 a.m. on Friday, 10 January. The paper titles alone might entice you to attend the convention:
“The Letters as They Stand: A Typographical Analysis of Robert Cawdrey’s A Table Alphabeticall,” Christopher Devine, Chicago, IL
“Johnson’s Editorial Lexicography,” Robert DeMaria, Vassar Coll.
“Reader Annotations in Early American Dictionaries,” Lisa Berglund, State Univ. of New York, Buffalo State Coll.
Michael Hancher, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities, will serve as the respondent for the session.