Thinkers for our time: Christina Rossetti

Thinkers for our time: Christina Rossetti
  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

One of the most important female writers of the 19th century, Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) is remembered for her ballads, sonnets, nursery rhymes and devotional poetry. Yet words were just part of Rossetti’s talent. Closely involved with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood – a group of painters, poets and critics determined to transform English art – Rossetti was also a powerful presence in the world of visual art and a campaigner whose politics, framed by an intense and highly individual religious belief, ranged from a concern with vivisection and child prostitution to wider ecological issues. From collaborations with artists (including her brother Dante Gabriel), forays into drawing and her role as a campaigner we ask our panel to reflect on Rossetti’s extraordinary life and legacy.

Dr Clara Dawson, Lecturer in Victorian Literature, University of Manchester
Dr Jan Marsh, Exhibition Curator, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, National Portrait Gallery
Professor Emma Mason, Head of Department, English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
Dr Ana Parejo Vadillo, Reader, Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Director, MA Victorian Studies, Birkbeck, University of London

Professor Isobel Armstrong FBA, Emeritus Professor of English, Birkbeck, University of London

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2019-10-23 18:30 2019-10-23 18:30 Europe/London Thinkers for our time: Christina Rossetti From collaborations with artists, forays into drawing and her role as a campaigner, a panel debate on Rossetti’s extraordinary life and legacy. The British Academy,10-11 Carlton House Terrace,London,

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