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“Written-Visual Aesthetics: The Rossettis and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood”

a free lecture by Heather Bozant Witcher

The University of Delaware Library, in association with the Delaware Museum of Art, invites the public to a free lecture by Heather Bozant Witcher, the 2016 Fellow in Pre-Raphaelite Studies. Her talk, entitled “Written-Visual Aesthetics: The Rossettis and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood,” will be held in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room on July 27 at noon. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was famous for their lush paintings and beautiful poetry—as well as their complicated interpersonal relationships. Bozant Witcher examines one of these dynamic relationships: the collaboration between painter-poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his sister, Christina Rossetti, the author of “Goblin Market.” By studying the artistic interactions of these talented siblings, Bozant Witcher argues, we can better understand the ways in which interpersonal relationships impacted the production of art in the nineteenth century. Heather Bozant Witcher is a PhD candidate at Saint Louis University where she is completing her dissertation, Sympathetic Texts: Collaborative Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century (1814-1914). Image: Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market and Other Poems, London, 1862. Frontispiece and title-page by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library)

Date & Time

July 27, 2016

12:00PM - 1:00PM

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Free and open to the public

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