October 2005

Conference: Jews and British Romanticism

Announcing a one-day conference on Jews and British Romanticism, Saturday 4th February, 2006, at the Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London.

The conference is one of a series of collaborative events organised by the Corvey Project at Sheffield Hallam University together the Chawton House Project at the Department of English at the University of Southampton.

Participants include:

Plenary Speaker: Judith Page (University of Florida) "Shylock's Turquoise Ring: Jane Austen and the "exquisite acting" of Edmund Kean."

Roundtable on Edgeworth's Harrington including: Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary ); Anne Janowitz (Queen Mary) and Susan Manly (St Andrews); Rebecca Shapiro (St. Thomas Aquinas College, U.S.A.)

Other papers confirmed: Rebecca Shapiro, Harrington and Ivanhoe
Nadai Valman (University of Southampton) 'The Waters of Babylon: Exile, Nation and the Jews'

Proposals should be sent to Mary Peace at m.v.peace@shu.ac.uk by Friday 18th November.

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Byron Lecture: Metropolitan Museum NY

At 11:00 A.M., on November 15, in New York, a lecture will be given at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on "The Death of Sardanapalus and The Cult of Byron." The lecture is one of a series on "Romantic Masters." Tickets are $22.00.

Further information on the entire series may be found at:
http://www.metmuseum.org/events/ev_cl_program.asp?EventId={899A2174-CD64-48B6-A1FF-963189A2B74E}

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Coleridge Portraits online

Portraits of Coleridge Exhibition - 14 October to 31 December 2005

The Friends of Coleridge Website is currently hosting a small virtual exhibition of Coleridge portraits which are on temporary virtual loan by kind permission of the National Portrait Gallery, Dove Cottage, and Jesus College Cambridge.

The interesting feature is an arrangement showing the original 1804 Northcote portrait alongside two other versions of it.

Paul Cheshire
Friends of Coleridge Website

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