A. Mary F. Robinson, Poet and Asthete: A Workshop on the Fin de Siècle

Laurel Brake – Philip Bullock – Stefano Evangelista – Catherine Maxwell – Ana Parejo Vadillo – Martha Vicinus

Friday, 17 June 2011 — Keynes Library, Birkbeck College, 11.00-4.30pm

A. Mary F. Robinson was the ultimate aesthete. A prolific writer, her aestheticist poetry was much loved by Walter Pater, John Addington Symonds and D.G. Rossetti. Dressed in medieval clothes, she welcomed to her home Oscar Wilde, Arthur Symons, Amy Levy, Henry James, George Moore, Philip Marston, William M. Rossetti and many, many others. Today she is mostly remembered as Vernon Lee’s first love. But her important contribution to the late nineteenth century still needs to be written.

Combining papers and seminars, this event aims to celebrate and rediscover the work of this forgotten aesthete.

This workshop is free and open to everyone, but booking is essential. Please contact a.parejovadillo@bbk.ac.uk

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