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Art and the Literary in Victorian England


Edwardian scholars may be interested in the following:

The Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies Annual Public Lecture
‘Art and the Literary in Victorian England’ Presented by Hilary Fraser
11 March 2013 in AG32: 6pm Wine Reception; 7pm Lecture.  All are welcome!

This lecture explores the creative dialogue between practices of writing, reading and viewing in the Victorian period evident from the proliferation of new or greatly enhanced intermedial forms: illustrated books and magazines; narrative and genre paintings; pictures with accompanying texts; the portrait as an experimental literary form; fiction about art; ekphrastic poetry; and the new genre of art literature. It asks what were the historical conditions for this extraordinary syncopation of word and image, writing and seeing? Continue reading