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Registration: New Work on Edward Lear (2/17/2018)

Symposium: New Work on Edward Lear
The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York
17 February 2018, 9:30am – 5:30pm

Keynote speaker: Jenny Uglow

This one-day symposium showcases new work on the Victorian nonsense poet, artist, and travel writer Edward Lear (1812-1888). Featuring papers by postgraduate and early career researchers on aspects of Lear’s work, his influences and legacies, including:

  • Nonsense botany
  • Taxonomy
  • Animals
  • Charles Dickens
  • Mervyn Peake
  • Paul Muldoon
  • Constantinople
  • Leftovers
  • Tears
  • A keynote address will be given by Jenny Uglow, author of Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense (Faber, 2017). Register now at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/symposium-new-work-on-edward-lear-tickets-41236064178. No payment is required on registration. Delegates may be asked to make a contribution of up to £5 on the day to cover the cost of refreshments and lunch. Please address any queries about the event to Dr James Williams, james.williams@york.ac.uk

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