Exhibit: September 21 – December 21, 2016
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 346 Library, 1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801

The University of Illinois’s H. G. Wells holdings constitute one of the most significant literary archives in the world: this exhibition, curated by Simon James & Caroline Szylowicz, will use the Illinois collection to show Wells as a writer and thinker of global importance.

simonjamesSimon J. James is Head of the Department of English Studies, Durham University, UK. He has edited Wells texts for Penguin and World’s Classics and The Wellsian, the scholarly journal of the H. G. Wells Society. He is the author of Maps of Utopia: H. G. Wells, Modernity and the End of Culture (OUP 2012).

Caroline Szylowicz is the Kolb-Proust Librarian and Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Illinois Library.

Special thanks to Adam Doskey, Valerie Hotchkiss, Tony Hynes, Travis McDade, Eva Miller, Chloe Ottenhoff, Dennis Sears, Joe Lenkart, Robert Slater and Walter Wilson; to Conservators Quinn Ferris and Cher Schneider; and to Miyuki Meyer and Angela Waarala in the Library’s Digital Content Creation Unit.

Graphic design by Nivens Design.  Web design by Carmi Parker.

Home page quote: H. G. Wells, The Discovery of the Future: A Discourse Delivered to the Royal Institution on January 24, 1902

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